ORP General Tadeusz Kosciuszko 273
On June 28th 2002, USS Wadsworth FFG-9 was decommissioned and transferred to the Polish Navy where she was renamed ORP General Tadeusz Kosciuszko 273. She still sails the high sea and serves proudly.
The Legacy Lives On...
Human history is full of struggles for independence - some hugely successful and others brutally crushed - which turn individual figures into great heroes and patriots. Tadeusz Kosciuszko (pronounced Kosh - choo - shko) experienced this twice, for he played a significant role in the rebellions of two, wholly separate, nations. During the American War of Independence Kosciuszko served as both an engineer and a field commander, eventually earning the title of Brigadier General. As an expert in defence and fortification - some commentators may go as far as a genius - many contemporary accounts describe Kosciuszko as wholly modest, a mild and kind person who won the friendship of many influential figures, including Thomas Jefferson and General Nathaniel Greene.
Courtesy of Szymon Hatlas
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