HNLMS O 3

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O 3
History
Name: O 3
Builder: De Schelde, Flushing
Laid down: 31 December 1910
Launched: 30 July 1912
Commissioned: 11 February 1913
Decommissioned: 1932
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:
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 3 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 18 March 1910 and 31 December that year the O 3 was laid down in Flushing at the shipyard of De Schelde . The launch took place on 30 July 1912 later in the autumn that year trials where held.[2]

Commissioning in the navy is delayed by a battery explosion during the trials on 1 November 1912. On 11 February 1913 the ship is finally commissioned. During World War I the ship was based in Flushing.[2]

The Dutch queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands makes a visit to the ship in Den Helder on 13 September 1914. The visit includes a dive off the coast of Den Helder.[2]

In 1932 the O 3 was decommissioned.[2]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dutch Submarines: The O 2 submarine class". dutchsubmarines.com. 2012. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Dutch Submarines: The submarine O 3". dutchsubmarines.com. 2012. Retrieved 19 July 2013.