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Guided Missile Frigate "John Amos Comenius"

Third (serial) ship in a series of Type Kafka guided missile frigates. Laid on the Trinec Shipyard September 18, 2002, launched on July 16, 2003, commissioned June 30, 2004.

This ship was named after the famous Czech writer. John Amos Comenius (1592–1670) was a Czech teacher, educator and writer. He served as the last bishop of Unity of the Brethren and became a religious refugee and one of the earliest champions of universal education, a concept eventually set forth in his book Didactica Magna. He is considered the father of modern education. Ship hull number - FFG-03. Currently ship is in the 2nd Tactical Group of the surface ships "Plesne" of the Czech Central Fleet.

Commander - Captain 3st Rank Vojtech Brzhihachek

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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