HNLMS K I

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K I
Career
Name: K I
Builder: De Schelde, Flushing
Laid down: 16 September 1911
Launched: 20 May 1913
Commissioned: 5 July 1914
Decommissioned: 1928
General characteristics [1]
Type: Unique submarine
Displacement: 333 tons surfaced
358 tons submerged
Length: 46.2 m (151 ft 7 in)
Beam: 4.69 m (15 ft 5 in)
Draught: 3.02 m (9 ft 11 in)
Propulsion: 2 × 850 bhp (634 kW) diesel engines
2 × 157 bhp (117 kW) electric motors
Speed: 17 kn (31 km/h; 20 mph) surfaced
10.5 kn (19.4 km/h; 12.1 mph) submerged
Range: 3,500 nmi (6,500 km; 4,000 mi) at 11 kn (20 km/h; 13 mph) on the surface
30 nmi (56 km; 35 mi) at 8 kn (15 km/h; 9.2 mph) submerged
Complement: 17
Armament: 2 × 18 inch bow torpedo tubes
1 × 18 inch stern torpedo tube

K I was a unique patrol submarine of the Royal Netherlands Navy. The ship was built by De Schelde shipyard in Flushing. The boat had a diving dept of 40 metres.[2]

Service history[edit]

The submarine was ordered on 19 October 1910 by the Ministry of Colonies. The next year on 16 September K I was laid down in Flushing at the shipyard of De Schelde. The launch took place on 20 May 1913. On 15 July 1914 K I was commissioned in the Dutch navy.[2]

12 September 1916 K I began her journey to the Dutch East Indies her theater of operations. For most of the journey she was towed by the tugboat Witte Zee. The route they took went by The Downs, Vigo, Malta, the Suez Canal, Aden and Colombo to Sabang. Were they arrived on 6 November 1916. From Sabang to Batavia K I steamed alone and was escorted by HNLMS Koningin Regentes.[2]

The boat was finally was decommissioned in 1928.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dutch Submarines: The K I submarine class". dutchsubmarines.com. 2012. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Dutch Submarines: The submarine K I". dutchsubmarines.com. 2012. Retrieved 19 July 2013.