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Dar Pomorza

Dar Pomorza - on the right
(on the left: Stad Amsterdam and Dar Mlodziezy)

The Dar Pomorza is a Polish sailing frigate, currently preserved in Gdynia as a museum ship.

She was laid on 18 September 1909 as the German training ship Prinzess Eitel Friedrich. In 1919 she was seized by the French and renamed Colbert.

In 1929 she was bought by the community of the Polish Pomerania for 7000 GBP, as the new training ship for the Polish Naval Academy in Gdynia. She was given a name Dar Pomorza meaning: the gift of Pomerania.

During the following years, she was used as the training ship, receiving a nick-name "White Frigate". In 1934-1935 she traveled around the world. During the World War II she was interned in Stockholm, after the war she returned to Poland.

In the seventies years she took part in several Cutty Sark Tall Ships' Races, winning one race in 1972 and the Cutty Sark Trophy in 1980.

In September 1981 she undertook her last race. On 4 August 1982 she was decomissioned and replaced by the Dar Młodzieży as a training ship. Since 27 May 1983 she has been a museum ship in Gdynia (next to the ORP Blyskawica).

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