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Gdańsk Shipyard, Gdańsk, Poland

May 9th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places

Gdańsk Shipyard (Stocznia Gdańska) is a shipyard in the city of Gdańsk, and one of the biggest in all of Poland. It is situated on the left side of Martwa Wisła and on the Ostrów Island. In the years prior to 1945, this area was part of the Danziger Werft and Schichau-Werft. During the times of the People's Republic of Poland it was known as the Lenin Shipyard and the Gdańsk Shipyard gained international fame when Solidarity (Solidarność) was founded there in September 1980.

In course of privatisation the status of company was changed in 1990 from the state owned company into the joint stock company with the National Treasury 61% in shares and 31% owned by employees. From that time the shipyard operated as the Stocznia Gdańska S.A.

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