K V-class submarine

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Class overview
Name: K V class
Builders: Fijenoord, Rotterdam
Operators:  Royal Netherlands Navy
Preceded by: K III class
Succeeded by: K VIII class
Built: 1916-1922
Completed: 3
General characteristics
Type: Submarine
Displacement:
  • 569 tons surfaced
  • 649 tons submerged
Length: 57.31 m (188 ft 0 in)
Beam: 5.6 m (18 ft 4 in)
Draught: 3.82 m (12 ft 6 in)
Propulsion:
Speed:
  • 13.5 kn (25.0 km/h; 15.5 mph) surfaced
  • 8 kn (15 km/h; 9.2 mph) submerged
Range:
  • 3,500 nmi (6,500 km; 4,000 mi) at 11 kn (20 km/h; 13 mph) on the surface
  • 25 nmi (46 km; 29 mi) at 8 kn (15 km/h; 9.2 mph) submerged
Complement: 31
Armament:
  • 2 × 17.7 inch bow torpedo tubes
  • 2 × 17.7 inch stern torpedo tubes
  • 2 × 17.7 inch external-traversing in front of conning tower (1x2)

The K V class was a class of three submarines, built by Fijenoord shipyard in Rotterdam for the Royal Netherlands Navy. Used for patrols in the Dutch colonial waters. The submarines diving depth was 40 metres (130 ft). Only K VII was still in service at the start of World War II. She was bombed by the Japanese in the harbour of Soerabaja.

Construction[edit]

Name Laid down Launched Commissioned Decommissioned
K V 4 April 1916 20 November 1919 15 September 1920 August 1937
K VI 4 April 1916 23 December 1920 11 October 1921 August 1937
K VII 25 July 1916 8 March 1921 5 September 1922 18 February 1942 (Bombed)

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