K VIII-class submarine

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Dutch Submarine K X, in Surabaya, Dutch East Indies.
Dutch Submarine K X, in Surabaya, Dutch East Indies
Class overview
Name: K VIII class submarine
Builders: Koninklijke Maatschappij De Schelde, Vlissingen, Netherlands
Operators:  Royal Netherlands Navy
 Royal Australian Navy
Preceded by: K V-class submarine
Succeeded by: K XI-class submarine
Built: 1917–1923
In commission: 1922–1944
Completed: 3
Retired: 3
General characteristics
Type: Patrol submarine
Displacement: Surfaced:
520 long tons (528 t) standard
583 long tons (592 t) full load
Submerged:
715 long tons (726 t) standard
810 long tons (823 t) full load
Length: 64.41 m (211 ft 4 in)
Beam: 5.6 m (18 ft 4 in)
Draught: 3.55 m (11 ft 8 in)
Propulsion: K VIII
2 × 900 hp (671 kW) 8-cylinder MAN 2-stroke diesel engines
K IX & K X
2 × 775 hp (578 kW) 6-cylinder Sulzer 2-stroke diesel engines
All
2 × 200 hp (149 kW) electric motors
2 shafts
Speed: K VIII
16 kn (30 km/h) surfaced
8 kn (15 km/h) submerged
K IX & K X
15 kn (28 km/h) surfaced
8 kn (15 km/h) submerged
Range: 3,500 nmi (6,500 km) at 11 kn (20 km/h) surfaced
25 nmi (46 km) at 8 kn (15 km/h) submerged
Test depth: 50 m (160 ft)
Complement: 31
Armament: 4 × 450 mm (17.7 in) torpedo tubes (2 bow, 2 stern)
10 × Type III 45cm torpedoes
1 × 88 mm (3.5 in) deck gun
1 × 12.7 mm machine gun

The K VIII class submarine was a three boat class of submarines of the Koninklijke Marine (Royal Netherlands Navy). The class varied from K V class submarine due to the removal of two external torpedo tubes, which were removed to reduce the boats' vulnerability to depth charging. The boat had a diving dept of 50 meters.

All ships were still in service at the start of World War II. During the war K IX was transferred to the Royal Australian Navy and Renamed to K9.

Boats[edit]

Name Laid down Launched Commissioned Decommissioned
K VIII 31 October 1917 28 March 1922 15 September 1922 15 July 1942
K IX
Renamed:
K9
1 March 1919 23 December 1922 21 June 1923 (Dutch navy)
22 June 1943 (Australian navy)
15 July 1942 (Dutch navy)
31 Mar 1944 (Australian navy)
K X 1 November 1919 2 May 1923 24 September 1923 2 March 1942

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