Combat Ships of the Czech Navy
Hliva Ustricna Mine Countermeasures Ships
These ships were developed
by the Design Bureau "Namorzhni kukachka" (Trebic). Two mine countermeasures
ships were built for the Czech Navy by Jablonec nad Nisou Experimental Shipyard.
The ships of this class were named after of famous Czech composers.
MCM-1 Josef Myslivecek
CZS MCM-2 Bedrich Smetana
Side view of the
1250 tons full load
Length: 68,1 m
Beam: 11,7 m
Draft: 3,2 m
Range: 3,500 nmi at 10 kn
Propulsion: 2 x Skoda-Pilsner diesels
x 1,200 hp, 2 x TESLA electric motors x 250 hp, 2 shafts
25mm Mk 38 Mod 2 Remotely Controlled Naval Gun
- 2 machine guns
Ustricna ships are designed as mine hunter-killers capable of finding, classifying
and destroying moored and bottom mines. The mission of Type Hliva Ustricna ships
is to detect, classify and neutralize all known and projected types of influence
and contact mines. There are three primary mission objectives: Minehunting , Mine
Neutralization, and Mine Sweeping.
These ships use sonar and video systems,
cable cutters and a mine detonating device that can be released and detonated
by remote control. They are also capable of conventional sweeping measures. The
ships are constructed of wood covered with Glass Reinforced Plastic sheathing.
Oak and Canadian Cedar woods were selected for the hull because of their flexibility
and strength combined with low weight. This allows the craft to withstand the
blast from naval mines and also gives it a low magnetic signature.
Ustricna's mine disposal systems include the Gambrinus-11 remotely operated mine
disposal system and the two Bertold-1779 remotely operated vehicle (ROV) mine