HNLMS K XV
|Builder:||Rotterdamsche Droogdok Maatschappij|
|Laid down:||31 May 1930|
|Launched:||10 December 1932|
|Commissioned:||30 December 1933|
|Decommissioned:||23 April 1946|
|Fate:||Sold for scrap December 1950|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||K XIV class submarine|
|Length:||73.64 m (241 ft 7 in)|
|Beam:||6.51 m (21 ft 4 in)|
|Draught:||3.93 m (12 ft 11 in)|
The submarine was laid down in Rotterdam at the shipyard of Rotterdamsche Droogdok Maatschappij on 31 May 1930. The launch took place on 10 December 1932. On 30 December 1933 the boat was commissioned in the Dutch navy.
On 7 February 1934 K XV and K XIV left the Netherlands for the Dutch East Indies. The route they took led through the Suez Canal. On 6 September 1938 she participates in a fleet show at Surabaya. The show was held in honor of the Dutch Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands who was than 40 years the head of state. More than twenty navy ships participate in the show.
In the war K XV sank several Japanese ships. She survived the war and was decommissioned on 23 April 1946. 1 June 1946 she was stricken and sold for scrap in December 1950.
Summary of raiding history
Ships sunk and damaged by K XV.
|Date||Ship name||Nationality/Type||Tonnage (GRT)||Fate|
|1 March 1942||Tsurumi||Japanese Navy tanker||8000||Damaged|
|23 April 1944||?||Proa||10||Sunk|
|23 April 1944||?||Japanese coastal motor ship||50||Sunk|