Gdansk Shipyard

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Gdańsk Shipyard


(full name, V. I. Lenin Gdańsk Shipyard), the largest shipyard in Poland. It was rebuilt in 1945 from two older shipyards that had been severely damaged during World War II (1939-45). The Gdańsk Shipyard launched its first vessel in 1948. By 1969, 526 ships had been built with a total carrying capacity of 2,507,200 tons. Approximately 30 ships per year are built at the shipyard. In 1968 the total carrying capacity of the ships built at the Gdańsk Shipyard amounted to 418,500 tons. The shipyard specializes in building modern fishing vessels. Merchant ships, chiefly for transport of small cargos, are also built at the shipyard, and ship equipment and machinery are produced. The Gdańsk Shipyard exports a considerable amount of its products. The USSR is the largest purchaser of its ships.


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1980 Workers at the Gdansk shipyard in Poland went on strike for the right to have free trade unions.
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