Submarine Monument Surabaya or “Monumen Kapal Selam” (Monkasel) is originally a 410 KRI Pasopati submarine located next to the shopping center of Surabaya Plaza.
The submarine is 76.6 meters long and 6.3 metres wide. This was transferred from Ujung to the new location on 1 July 1995. The submarine relocated after the museum was formally opened by Arief Kushariadi, Naval Commander of the Republic of Indonesia, on 27 June 1998.
‘KRI Pasopati 410’ belongs to the SS type whiskey class submarine built in Vladivostok Russia in 1952.
This submarine has been with the Indonesian Navy since 29 January 1962 and has carried out a mission to break the enemy line, to be guarded, and to serve as silent operation.
This monument was opened to public as a maritime tourism destination on 5 July 1998. Boats and a diorama also surround the monument, which also serves as a museum.
Visitors who want to travel by boat across the Kalimas River to see the monument will set off from ‘Prestasi Park’ behind the Grahadi Governor’s Mansion.
Monkasel is fitted with a multimedia building that presents a system for the recognition of the Indonesian Navy.
Monkasel is accessible from 08.30-22.00 WIB from Monday to Friday. For more details , please contact 031-5490410. The following facilities are built for visitors, such as a car park, a canteen, a stage and a children’s entertainment area. This area is easily accessed by public transport.