HNLMS O 6

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Career
Name: O 6
Builder: De Schelde, Flushing
Laid down: 2 or 21 May 1914
Launched: 10 June 1915 or 15 July 1916
Commissioned: 5 December 1916
Decommissioned: November 1936
General characteristics [1]
Class & type: Unique submarine
Displacement: 192 tons
233 tons
Length: 35.69 m (117 ft 1 in)
Beam: 4.13 m (13 ft 7 in)
Draught: 3.05 m (10 ft 0 in)
Propulsion: 1 × 375 bhp (280 kW) diesel engine
1 × 210 bhp (157 kW) electric motor
Speed: 12 kn (22 km/h; 14 mph) surfaced
8.5 kn (15.7 km/h; 9.8 mph) submerged
Range: 750 nmi (1,390 km; 860 mi) at 10 kn (19 km/h; 12 mph) on the surface
42 nmi (78 km; 48 mi) at 7 kn (13 km/h; 8.1 mph) submerged
Complement: 15
Armament: 2 × 18 inch bow torpedo tubes
1 × 18 inch stern torpedo tube

O 6 was a unique patrol submarine of the Royal Netherlands Navy for European home waters. The ship was built by De Schelde shipyard in Flushing. The submarines diving depth was 40 metres. O 7 was very similar to the O 6 and they are sometimes regarded as one class.[2]

Service history[edit]

The submarine was ordered on 8 May 1913 and in May 1914 the O 6 was laid down in Flushing at the shipyard of De Schelde. The launch took place on 10 June 1915 or 15 July 1916.[2]

On 5 December 1916 the ship was commissioned in the navy. During World War I the ship was based in Den Helder.[2]

On 7 Jul 1920 the ship left the port of Flushing for a trip to Norway the ports of Odda, Bergen, Gudvangen among others are visited. The ship returned to Flushing in June 1920.[2]

In June 1923 the O 6 was used by Professor F.A. Vening Meinesz for gravity measurements in the North Sea.[2] In November 1936 O 6 was decommissioned.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dutch Submarines: The O 6 submarine class". dutchsubmarines.com. 2012. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Dutch Submarines: The submarine O 6". dutchsubmarines.com. 2012. Retrieved 19 July 2013.