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Guided Missile Frigate "Karel Jaromir Erben"

Ninth (latest in a series) ship in a series of Type Kafka guided missile frigates. Laid on the Trinec Shipyard June 18, 2005, launched on April 27, 2006, commissioned May 09, 2007.

This ship was named after the famous Czech writer. Karel Jaromir Erben (1811–1870) was a Czech historian, poet and writer of the mid-19th century, best known for his collection Kytice, which contains poems based on traditional and folkloric themes. Ship hull number - FFG-09. Currently ship is in the 6nd Tactical Group (Reserve) of the surface ships "Slapy" of the Czech South Moravian Fleet.

Commander - Captain 3st Rank Philip Houska

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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