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Guided Missile Frigate "Bohumil Hrabal"

Sixth (serial) ship in a series of Type Kafka guided missile frigates. Laid on the Trinec Shipyard February 27, 2004, launched on August 31, 2004, commissioned September 28, 2005.

This ship was named after the famous Czech writer. Bohumil Hrabal (1914–1997) was a Czech writer, regarded by many Czechs as one of the best writers of the 20th century. Ship hull number - FFG-06. Currently ship is in the 4nd Tactical Group of the surface ships "Orlik" of the Czech South Moravian Fleet.

Commander - Captain 3st Rank Pavel Enichek

Side view of the ship:

Type Kafka Guided Missile Frigate
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General characteristics:

Displacement: 4,250 tons full load
Length: 131 m
Beam: 13,7 m
Draft: 6,4 m
Speed: 27 knots
Range: 5,500 nmi at 17 kn
Propulsion: 2 x Skoda diesels x 15,000 horsepower, 2 shafts
Armament:
- 1 x 64 cell Mk 41 vertical launch systems
- 2 x 4 Harpoon Surface-to-Surface Missiles launchers
- 1 x 76 mm Oto Melara 76/62 Stealth gun
- 1 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: 185

     
     
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