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Zuiderkruis, Dutch Submarine Tender


Photograph of tender Zuiderkruis with submarines alongside

DutchSubmarines.com. Fair use may apply.


Specifications:


Tonnage 2661 tons standard displacement
Dimensions 256'7" by 36'8" by 14'4"
78.21m by 11.18m by 4.37m
Maximum speed       12 knots
Complement 97
Armament 75mm/60 AA gun
11 20mm Oerlikon AA guns
4 machine guns
Machinery
2-shaft (1700 hp)
2 boilers


The Zuiderkruis was built in 1924 and converted to a submarine tender ca. 1936. She was stationed at Surabaya when war broke out. Escaping the debacle in the Netherlands East Indies, she was stationed for a time at Addu Atoll and apparently survived the war.

References

Butler (2002-3-22; accessed 2011-10-2)

DutchSubmarines.com (accessed 2009-12-26)

NetherlandsNavy.nl (accessed 2011-10-2)



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