Combat Ships of the Czech Navy
Vysocina Conventional Submarines
These submarines were developed by
the Design Bureau "Podvodni vlastovka" (Havlickuv Brod). There were
built 5 submarines of this type. The construction of these submarines produced
at the Teplice nad Becvou Shipyard.
CZS SS-01 Vysocina
CZS SS-02 Zlin
CZS SS-03 Pardubice Kraj
CZS SS-04 Pilsen Kraj
CZS SS-05 Karlovy
Side view of the submarine:
2,350 tons full load
Length: 74,7 m
Beam: 8,5 m
Draft: 5,3 m
depth: operational - 300 m, maximum - 400 m
Speed: submerged - 22 knots
Range: under snorkel - 4,700 mni at 8 knots, submerged - 450 mni at 4 knots
Propulsion: Skoda diesel-generators x 7,000 horsepower, 1 shaft
- 9 x 1 cell vertical launch system
- 6 x 1 21-inch (533 mm) bow torpedo tubes
The submarine was designed by Design
Bureau "Podvodni vlastovka" (DBPVL). The design is single hulled and
allows the commanding officer to see the entire submarine from the bow to stern
while standing at the periscope. Four 110-cell batteries are located forward and
aft of the command center in the lower deck and make up about 25% of the boat's
displacement. Two main ballast tanks with forward and aft trim tanks allow the
boat to dive. They are powered by four Skoda diesels and four Mega Urquell generators.
The Skoda-Pilsener electric motor is attached directly to a five-bladed propeller.
Vysocina submarines are armed with 6 bow 533 mm torpedo tubes and 18 torpedoes,
and 9-cell vertical launch system for guided missiles.