Swinoujscie, Poland

Port city on the Baltic Sea, on the N coast of Usedom Island, at the mouth of the Swina River, 37 mi NNW of Szczecin. Chartered in 1765, it was part of the Prussian province of Pomerania. In World War II the German battleship Lutzow was sunk in the harbor of this German naval base during a bombing raid in April 1945. Captured by the Soviets May 5, 1945, the port was assigned to Poland by the Potsdam Conference of 1945.