HNLMS K I
|Builder:||De Schelde, Flushing|
|Laid down:||16 September 1911|
|Launched:||20 May 1913|
|Commissioned:||5 July 1914|
|General characteristics |
|Class & type:||none|
|Length:||46.2 m (151 ft 7 in)|
|Beam:||4.69 m (15 ft 5 in)|
|Draught:||3.02 m (9 ft 11 in)|
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.
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.
The boat was decommissioned in 1928.