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K-VIII Class, Dutch Submarines

Specifications:

Tonnage 715 tons standard
Dimensions 211'3" by 18'4" by 11'8"
64.39m by 5.59m by 3.56m
Maximum speed       16 knots surfaced
8 knots submerged
Complement 31
Dive
164'
50 meters
Armament 4 17.7" (45cm) torpedo tubes (10 torpedoes)
1 3.5"/45 gun
1 machine gun
Machinery
2-shaft diesel (1800 hp) or electric (400 hp)
Range 3500 nautical miles (6500km) at 11 knots
25 nautical miles (46 km) at 8 knots


The K-VIIIs were built from 1922-1923 and differed from the previous K-VIIs in having the two external torpedo tubes removed because of their vulnerability to depth charging.


Units in the Pacific:

K-VIII

Surabaya     

Decommissioned 1942-7-18

K-IX      

Under repair at Surabaya     

Decommissioned 1942-7-15

K-X

Surabaya

Scuttled at Surabaya 1942-3-2

References

DutchSubmarines.com (accessed 2008-4-11)

Worth (2001)


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