HNLMS K I

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K I
History
Netherlands
Name: K I
Builder: De Schelde, Flushing
Laid down: 16 September 1911
Launched: 20 May 1913
Commissioned: 5 July 1914
Decommissioned: 1928
General characteristics [1]
Class & type: none
Type: Unique submarine
Displacement:
  • 333 tons surfaced
  • 358 tons submerged
Length: 46.2 m (151 ft 7 in)
Beam: 4.69 m (15 ft 5 in)
Draught: 3.02 m (9 ft 11 in)
Propulsion:
Speed:
  • 17 kn (31 km/h; 20 mph) surfaced
  • 10.5 kn (19.4 km/h; 12.1 mph) submerged
Range:
  • 3,500 nmi (6,500 km; 4,000 mi) at 11 kn (20 km/h; 13 mph) on the surface
  • 30 nmi (56 km; 35 mi) at 8 kn (15 km/h; 9.2 mph) submerged
Complement: 17
Armament:

K I was a unique patrol submarine of the Royal Netherlands Navy. The ship was built by De Schelde shipyard in Flushing. The boat had a diving depth of 40 metres (130 ft).[2]

Service history[edit]

The submarine was ordered on 19 October 1910 by the Ministry of Colonies. The next year on 16 September K I was laid down in Flushing at the shipyard of De Schelde. The launch took place on 20 May 1913. On 15 July 1914 K I was commissioned in the Dutch navy.[2]

12 September 1916 K I began her journey to the Dutch East Indies her theater of operations. For most of the journey she was towed by the tugboat Witte Zee. The route they took paused at The Downs, Vigo, Malta, the Suez Canal, Aden and Colombo arriving at Sabang on 6 November 1916. From Sabang to Batavia K I was escorted by the coastal defence ship Koningin Regentes.[2]

The boat was decommissioned in 1928.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dutch Submarines: The K I submarine class". dutchsubmarines.com. 2012. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Dutch Submarines: The submarine K I". dutchsubmarines.com. 2012. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 

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