K XI-class submarine

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Hr. Ms. K X III.jpg
HNLMS K XIII
Class overview
Name: K XI class
Builders: Fijenoord, Rotterdam
Operators:  Royal Netherlands Navy
Preceded by: K VIII class
Succeeded by: K XIV class
Built: 1922-1926
Completed: 3
General characteristics
Type: Submarine
Displacement: 688 tons surfaced
828 tons submerged
Length: 66.7 m (218 ft 10 in)
Beam: 6.15 m (20 ft 2 in)
Draught: 3.78 m (12 ft 5 in)
Propulsion: 2 × 1,200 bhp (895 kW) diesel engines
2 × 327 bhp (244 kW) electric motors
Speed: 17 kn (31 km/h; 20 mph) surfaced
8 kn (15 km/h; 9.2 mph) submerged
Range: 3,500 nmi (6,500 km; 4,000 mi) at 8 kn (15 km/h; 9.2 mph) on the surface
25 nmi (46 km; 29 mi) at 8 kn (15 km/h; 9.2 mph) submerged
Complement: 31
Armament: 2 × 21 inch bow torpedo tubes
2 × 17.7 inch bow torpedo tubes
2 × 17.7 inch stern torpedo tubes

The K XI 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 60 metres (200 ft). All ships were still in service at the start of World War II. K XIII was scuttled while under repair at Soerabaja to prevent her being captured by the invading Japanese forces.

Construction[edit]

Name Laid down Launched Commissioned Decommissioned
K XI 9 December 1922 24 April 1924 24 March 1925 11 April 1945
K XII 9 January 1923 15 July 1924 19 May 1925 5 May 1944
K XIII 15 October 1923 23 December 1924 29 March 1926 2 March 1942 (scuttled)

External links[edit]