ORP Komendant Piłsudski

ORP Komendant Piłsudski was a Filin-class guard ship[1] originally built at Ab Crichton in Turku, Finland, for the Imperial Russian Navy. She was bought by the Polish Navy in 1920 and served until scuttled in the Invasion of Poland on September 30, 1939.

Imperial Russia
Launched: January 24, 1917
Fate: Sold to Poland, 1920
Name: ORP Komendant Piłsudski
Acquired: 1921
Fate: Sunk, September 30, 1939
Nazi Germany
Name: Heisternest (M 3109)
Acquired: raised after September 30, 1939
Fate: Sunk, September 16, 1943
General characteristics
Class and type: Filin-class guard ship
Displacement: 342 tons
Length: 55 m (180 ft 5 in)
Beam: 7 m (23 ft 0 in)
Draft: 2.9 m (9 ft 6 in)
Speed: 14.5 knots (26.9 km/h; 16.7 mph)
Complement: 60

Raised by the Germans, she was subsequently renamed Heisternest (M 3109) and served in the Kriegsmarine. Heisternest was sunk in a U.S. bomb raid in Nantes, France, on September 16, 1943.


  1. Gardiner, Robert, ed. (1985). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906-1921. London, England: Conway Maritime Press Ltd. p. 319. ISBN 0-85177-245-5.

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