HNLMS O 2

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O 2
Career
Name: O 2
Builder: De Schelde, Flushing
Laid down: 11 October 1909
Launched: 30 January 1911
Commissioned: 1 December 1911
Decommissioned: 1930
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: O 2-class 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

O 2 was a O 2 class patrol submarines of the Royal Netherlands Navy. The ship was built by De Schelde shipyard in Flushing.

Service history[edit]

The submarine was ordered on 1 June 1909 and 11 October that year the O 2 was laid down in Flushing at the shipyard of De Schelde . The launch took place on 30 January 1911 later in the autumn that year trials where held and a depth of 40 meters was reached with no crew on board. 1 December that year the O 2 was commissioned in the Dutch navy. During World War I the ship was based in Flushing.[2]

When leaving the harbor of IJmuiden on 26 February 1919 the O 2 collides with the Dirk Sch 219 that had entered the harbor. After the collision both vessels sank. Submarine personal escape the ship through the tower hatch. The ships are later salvaged and the O 2 is repaired.[2]

In 1930 the O 2 was decommissioned. In the early nineteen thirties the ship served as a training vessel.[2]

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References[edit]

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