ShCh-205 file photo [15864]

Shchuka-class Submarine



This article refers to the entire Shchuka-class; it is not about an individual vessel.

ww2dbaseAlso known in the shortened forms of ShCh or SC, the Shchuka-class submarines were the second most numerous class of submarines in the Soviet Navy with 88 submarines built at Leningrad, Gorky, Nikolaev (Ukraine), and Vladivostok. The names of the submarines indicated their assignment; 100-series submarines were of the Soviet Pacific Fleet, 200-series the Black Sea Fleet, 300-series the Baltic Fleet, and 400-series to the Northern Fleet. 36 of them were lost during the class' service career, all but 2 of them were lost between 1939 and 1945. The surviving submarines were decommissioned in the mid-1950s. While most of them were subsequently scrapped, two were loaned to Communist China.

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Last Major Revision: Sep 2012


Soviet submarine ShCh-307, date unknownSoviet submarine ShCh-205, date unknownSoviet submarine ShCh-324, date unknownSoviet submarine ShCh-317, date unknown
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Soviet submarine ShCh-307, date unknown
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