K XIV-class submarine

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Hr. Ms. K XVIII (11 July 1935).jpg
HNLMS K XVIII
Class overview
Name: K XIV
Builders: R.D.M, Rotterdam (3)
Fijenoord, Rotterdam (2)
Operators:  Royal Netherlands Navy
Preceded by: K XI class
Succeeded by: O 19 class
Built: 1930–1934
Completed: 5
General characteristics
Type: Submarine
Displacement: 865 tons surfaced
1045 tons submerged
Length: 73.64 m (241 ft 7 in)
Beam: 6.51 m (21 ft 4 in)
Draught: 3.93 m (12 ft 11 in)
Propulsion: 2 × 1,600 bhp (1,193 kW) diesel engines
2 × 430 bhp (321 kW) electric motors
Speed: 17 kn (31 km/h; 20 mph) surfaced
9 kn (17 km/h; 10 mph) submerged
Range: 10,000 nmi (19,000 km; 12,000 mi) at 12 kn (22 km/h; 14 mph) on the surface
26 nmi (48 km; 30 mi) at 8.5 kn (15.7 km/h; 9.8 mph) submerged
Complement: 38
Armament: 4 × 21 inch bow torpedo tubes
2 × 21 inch stern torpedo tubes
2 x 21 inch (1x2) external-traversing forward of conning tower

The K XIV class was a class of five submarines, built for the Royal Netherlands Navy. Used for patrols in the Dutch colonial waters. The class comprised K XIV, K XV, K XVI, K XVII and K XVIII. The submarines diving depth was 80 meters. Three of the five ships were lost in World War II

Construction[edit]

The ships were built by two different shipyards. K XIV, K XV and K XVI were built by R.D.M, Rotterdam and K XVII and K XVIII at Fijenoord shipyard also in Rotterdam.

Name Laid down Launched Commissioned Decommissioned
K XIV 31 May 1930 11 July 1931 6 July 1933 23 April 1946
K XV 31 May 1930 10 December 1932 30 December 1933 23 April 1946
K XVI 31 May 1930 8 April 1933 30 Januari 1934 25 December 1941 (sunk by I 66)
K XVII 1 June 1931 26 July 1932 19 December 1933 21 December 1941 (struck by a mine)
K XVIII 10 June 1931 27 September 1932 23 March 1934 2 March 1942 (scuttled later raised by the Japanese to be converted into an air warning picket hulk)
16 June 1945 (sunk by Taciturn)

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