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K-XIV Class, Dutch Submarines


Photograph of K-XIV class

DutchSubmarines.com. Fair use may apply.


Specifications:


Tonnage 1020 tons standard displacement
Dimensions 241'7" by 21'4" by 12'11"
73.63m by 6.50m by 3.94m
Maximum speed       18 knots surfaced
9 knots submerged
Dive
To 260 feet
To 80 m
Complement 38
Armament 8 21" (53cm) torpedo tubes (14 torpedoes)
1 3.5"/45 gun
2 40mm Bofors AA guns
Machinery
2-shaft M.A.N. diesel (3200 hp) or electric (860 hp)
Range 10,000 nautical miles (19,000km) at 12 knots surfaced
26 nautical miles (50 km) at 8.5 knots submerged
Modifications
1943; Added Type 291 radar


The K-XIVs were built in 1933 and were quite capable boats, with adequate speed, range, and firepower. They used welded construction to save weight. There were originally two external traversing torpedo tubes, but these were removed by the time war broke out in the Pacific.


Units in the Pacific:

K-XVII

Gulf of Siam

Mined 1941-12-21 in Gulf of Siam

K-XVIII      

Under repair at Surabaya     

Scuttled 1942-3-2 at Surabaya

K-XIV

Tarakan

Withdrawn 1942-7
Arrives 1944-2-19 at Colombo

K-XV

Tarakan

Withdrawn 1942-8-1
Arrives 1943-12-25 at Colombo

K-XVI

Patrolling off Tarakan

Torpedoed 1941-12-25 60 miles northwest of Kuching by  I-66


References

DutchSubmarines.com (accessed 2008-4-11)

Worth (2001)



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