First Polish navy ship at British port in three years comes to Portsmouth

The Polish navy's ORP Kontradmiral Xawery Czernicki visited Portsmouth.
The Polish navy's ORP Kontradmiral Xawery Czernicki visited Portsmouth.
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THE flag of a Polish warship flew at a British port for the first time in three years.

The ship, the ORP Kontradmiral Xawery Czernicki, was a guest of the Royal Navy at Portsmouth Naval Base.

It is the first time a ship from the country’s navy has stopped at a British port in more than three years.

The Czernicki’s crew were in the city briefly to learn about the navy’s mine-hunting tactics.

The foreign ship is to lead a Nato mine countermeasures task group in the Mediterranean

Lieutenant Commander Piotr Adamczak said: ‘This is my second time in Portsmouth with the navy, my first was 22 years ago 
as a naval cadet on the sail training ship Iskar.

‘Portsmouth has very special memories for me, in particular visiting HMS Victory.’