K V-class submarine

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Class overview
Name: K V
Builders: Fijenoord, Rotterdam
Operators:  Royal Netherlands Navy
Preceded by: K III class
Succeeded by: K VIII class
Built: 1916-1922
Completed: 3
General characteristics
Type: Submarine
Displacement: 569 tons surfaced
649 tons submerged
Length: 57.31 m (188 ft 0 in)
Beam: 5.6 m (18 ft 4 in)
Draught: 3.82 m (12 ft 6 in)
Propulsion: 2 × 600 bhp (447 kW) diesel engines
2 × 200 bhp (149 kW) electric motors
Speed: 13.5 kn (25.0 km/h; 15.5 mph) surfaced
8 kn (15 km/h; 9.2 mph) submerged
Range: 3,500 nmi (6,500 km; 4,000 mi) at 11 kn (20 km/h; 13 mph) on the surface
25 nmi (46 km; 29 mi) at 8 kn (15 km/h; 9.2 mph) submerged
Complement: 31
Armament: 2 × 17.7 inch bow torpedo tubes
2 × 17.7 inch stern torpedo tubes
2 × 17.7 inch external-traversing in front of conning tower (1x2)

The K V class was a class of three submarines, built by Fijenoord shipyard in Rotterdam for the Royal Netherlands Navy. Used for patrols in the Dutch colonial waters. The class comprised K V, K VI and K VII. The submarines diving depth was 40 meters. Only K VII was still in service at the start of World War II. She was bombed by the Japanese in the harbour of Soerabaja.

Construction[edit]

Name Laid down Launched Commissioned Decommissioned
K V 4 April 1916 20 November 1919 15 September 1920 August 1937
K VI 4 April 1916 23 December 1920 11 October 1921 August 1937
K VII 25 July 1916 8 March 1921 5 September 1922 18 February 1942 (Bombed)

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