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Guided Missile Destroyer "Sazava"

Sixth (serial) ship in a series of Type Vltava guided missile destroyers. Laid on the Trinec Shipyard September 20, 2002, launched on April 3, 2004, commissioned March 5, 2005.

This ship was named in honor of the Sazava - a river in the Czech Republic. The river Sazava emerges from Velke Darko Lake and enters the Vltava in the municipality of Davle south of Prague. Ship hull number - DDG-06. Currently ship is in the 4nd Tactical Group of the surface ships "Orlik" of the Czech South Moravian Fleet.

Commander - Captain 2st Rank Terence Pazour

Side view of the ship:

Type Vltava Guided Missile Destroyer
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General characteristics:

Displacement: 9,750 tons full load
Length: 169,8 m
Beam: 13,7 m
Draft: 6,2 m
Speed: 29 knots
Range: 7,500 nmi at 18 kn
Propulsion: 2 x Skoda-Pilsner gas turbine engines x 45,000 horsepower, 2 shafts
- 1 x 64 cell Mk 41 vertical launch systems
- 1 x 48 cell Sylver A-43 vertical launch system
- 1 x 127 mm Oto Melara 127/64LW gun
- 1 x 76 mm Oto Melara 76/62 Stealth gun
- 2 x Goalkeeper CIWS
- 2 x Mk 32 12.75 in (324 mm) triple torpedo tubes for lightweight torpedoes
- 4 x OTO RHMG 12.5 mm machine guns
- 1 x NHI NH-90 helicopter
Complement: 275

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