Destroyer Ship – ORP Lightning, II World War
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II WORLD WAR Museum Ship in Gdynia, early morning. It is the only ship of the Polish Navy awarded with the Virtuti Militari medal, as well as the oldest preserved destroyer in the world.

"In naval terminology, a destroyer is a fast, maneuverable long-endurance warship intended to escort larger vessels in a fleet, convoy or battle group and defend them against smaller powerful short-range attackers. They were originally developed in the late 19th century as a defense against torpedo boats, and by the time of the Russo-Japanese War in 1904, these "torpedo boat destroyers" (TBDs) were "large, swift, and powerfully armed torpedo boats designed to destroy other torpedo boats"." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, "Destroyer", https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Destroyer
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