Allied Warships

Submarines

ShCh (Scuka) class

87 ships


The submarine USSR ShCh-203 of the Soviet Navy. She was lost on 26 Aug 1943.

Technical information

TypeSubmarine
Displacement577/704 BRT 
Length57,00m 
Complement38 men 
Armament4 bow and 2 stern torpedo tubes, 10-12 torpedoes
2x45mm semi-automatic guns  
Max speed12,5 / 6,3 knots (surfaced/submerged)
Notes on class

There were 3 modifications of this class, types II, III and IV. Each was slightly improved (longer, more range). The figures here we give for the original boats.

These submarines were designed to ‘execute positioning service on closed theatres’ and might be determined as medium submarines. The concept was adopted by USSR Revolutionary Military Council (Revvoensoviet) on January 23, 1930 and a huge program of their building for all four fleets of a giant country began in February, 1930. There were plans to build up to 200 Schukas of three main series - III (third series); V, V-bis, V-bis-2 (fifth series);X, X-bis (tenth series), so, this boats had to be the most numerous units of the Soviet Navy during WWII (really 86 units were commissioned before or during WWII). Seven yards were involved in this program - No189, 190, 194 in Leningrad, No112 in Gorky, No200 in Nikolaev and No202 in Vladivostok. Each series had several improvements vs. previous one.

The name of these boats was taken (traditionally in Russia and USSR) from the individual name of the first boat Sch-301 ’Schuka‘ (Ùóêà) - Pike. Their numbers depended on destination fleet: 1XX-Pacific fleet, 2XX-Black sea fleet, 3XX-Baltic fleet and 4XX-North fleet. Pacific fleet Schukas resisted Japans without losses (excluding non-battle damages and incidents), but Baltic, Black Sea and North Schukas suffered great losses during war (70% of front-line boats). The figures here we give for the original boats of III series.

 


All ships of the ShCh (Scuka) class


1st group (Type III)


Soviet Navy (more on Soviet Navy)

ShCh-301 Lost on 28 Aug 1941
ShCh-302 Lost on Oct 1942
ShCh-303
ShCh-304 Lost on Nov 1942

2nd group (Type V)


Soviet Navy (more on Soviet Navy)

ShCh-101
ShCh-102
ShCh-104
ShCh-105
ShCh-106
ShCh-107
ShCh-108
ShCh-109
ShCh-110
ShCh-111
ShCh-112

3rd group (Type V-modified)


Soviet Navy (more on Soviet Navy)

ShCh-113
ShCh-114
ShCh-115
ShCh-116
ShCh-117 Lost on 15 Dec 1952
ShCh-118
ShCh-119
ShCh-120
ShCh-201
ShCh-202
ShCh-203 Lost on 26 Aug 1943
ShCh-305 Lost on 5 Nov 1942
ShCh-308 Lost on 26 Oct 1942

4th group (Type V-modified-2)


Soviet Navy (more on Soviet Navy)

ShCh-121
ShCh-122
ShCh-123
ShCh-124
ShCh-125
ShCh-204 Lost on 6 Dec 1941
ShCh-205
ShCh-206 Lost on 9 Jul 1941
ShCh-207
ShCh-306 Lost on Nov 1942
ShCh-307
ShCh-309
ShCh-310
ShCh-311 Lost on 12 Oct 1942

5th group (Type X)


Soviet Navy (more on Soviet Navy)

ShCh-126
ShCh-127
ShCh-128
ShCh-129
ShCh-130
ShCh-131
ShCh-132
ShCh-133
ShCh-134
ShCh-208 Lost on Aug 1942
ShCh-209
ShCh-210 Lost on Mar 1942
ShCh-211 Lost on Nov 1941
ShCh-212 Lost on Dec 1942
ShCh-213 Lost on 14 Oct 1942
ShCh-214 Lost on 19 Jun 1942
ShCh-215
ShCh-317 Lost on Jul 1942
ShCh-318
ShCh-319 Lost on Sep 1941
ShCh-320 Lost on Oct 1942
ShCh-322 Lost on Oct 1941
ShCh-323 Lost on 1 May 1943
ShCh-324 Lost on Nov 1941
ShCh-401 Lost on Apr 1942
ShCh-402 Lost on 21 Sep 1944
ShCh-403 Lost on Oct 1943
ShCh-404
ShCh-421 Lost on 9 Apr 1942
ShCh-422 Lost on Jul 1943
ShCh-423
ShCh-424 Lost on 20 Oct 1939

6th group (Type X-modified)


Soviet Navy (more on Soviet Navy)

ShCh-135
ShCh-136
ShCh-137
ShCh-138 Lost on 18 Jul 1942
ShCh-216 Lost on 17 Feb 1944
ShCh-405 Lost on 13 Jun 1942
ShCh-406 Lost on Jun 1943
ShCh-407
ShCh-408 Lost on 26 May 1943
ShCh-411
ShCh-412
ShCh-413
ShCh-414


87 Submarines of the ShCh (Scuka) class. 34 of them were lost.

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