SS Sołdek as a museum ship in Gdansk
|Owner:||Polska Żegluga Morska|
|Port of registry:||Szczecin|
|Laid down:||3 April 1948|
|Launched:||6 November 1948|
|In service:||21 October 1949|
|Out of service:||30 December 1980|
|Fate:||Established as a museum ship in Gdansk, 17 July 1985|
|Length:||87 m (285 ft 5 in)|
|Beam:||12.3 m (40 ft 4 in)|
|Speed:||9.9 knots (18.3 km/h; 11.4 mph)|
SS Sołdek was a Polish coal and ore freighter. She was the first ship built in Szczecin (Poland) after World War II and the first seagoing ship completed in Poland. She was the first of 29 ships classed as Project B30, built between 1949 and 1954 in Stocznia Gdańska (Gdańsk Shipyard). The name was given in honour of Stanisław Sołdek, one of the shipyard's shock workers.
A number of B-30 ships saw service for the Soviet Navy, as auxiliary vessels (e. g. transports), including the "Tovda" and the "Vitegra". Corresponding data (including side plan) can be found i. a. in Weyer's Flottentaschenbuch 1971/72.
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