O 2-class submarine

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Hr. Ms. O 3.jpg
O 3
Class overview
Name: O 2
Builders: Koninklijke Maatschappij De Schelde, Flushing
Operators:  Royal Netherlands Navy
Preceded by: O 1
Succeeded by: O 6
Built: 1909–1914
Completed: 4
General characteristics
Type: Submarine
Displacement: 134 tons - 149 tons
Length: 32.13 m (105 ft 5 in)
Beam: 3.3 m (10 ft 10 in)
Draught: 2.73 m (8 ft 11 in)
Propulsion: 1 × 280 bhp (209 kW) diesel engine
1 × 145 bhp (108 kW) electric motor
Speed: 11 kn (20 km/h; 13 mph) surfaced
8 kn (15 km/h; 9.2 mph) submerged
Range: 500 nmi (930 km; 580 mi) at 10 kn (19 km/h; 12 mph) on the surface
35 nmi (65 km; 40 mi) at 7 kn (13 km/h; 8.1 mph) submerged
Complement: 10
Armament: 2 × 18 inch bow torpedo tubes

The O 2 class was a class of four submarines, built by Koninklijke Maatschappij De Schelde in Flushing for the Royal Netherlands Navy. Used for patrols in the Dutch home waters. The class comprised O 2, O 3, O 4 and O 5. The submarines diving depth was 25 metres, during trials with no crew on board a depth of 40 metres was reached.

Construction[edit]

Name Laid down Launched Commissioned Decommissioned
O 2 11 October 1909 30 Januari 1911 1 December 1911 1930
O 3 31 December 1910 30 July 1912 11 Funerary 1913 1932
O 4 15 June 1912 5 August 1913 17 June 1914 1935
O 5 15 June 1912 2 October 1913 20 August 1914 1935

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