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Both vessels are a part of the mine countermeasure se- ries developed as Project 258. The first specimen of the series is ORP "Kormoran" used by the Polish Navy in the 13th Minesweeper Squadron of the 8th Coastal Defence Flotilla. This squadron, based in Gdynia, is the unit which will have the two remaining vessels replacing the 206FM minehunters at its disposal. According to a tradition da- ting back to the interwar period, the names of minelaying and minehunting vessels are borrowed from seabirds' names. The first Albatros serving the Polish Navy was a roadstead minesweeper developed as part of project 253Ł, received by Poland from the USSR in 1946 and NAVY NAVY

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