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HNLMS K III
Hr. Ms. K III (4-sep-1920).jpg
K III
Career
Name: K III
Builder: De Schelde, Flushing
Laid down: 15 July 1915
Launched: 12 August 1919
Commissioned: 9 July 1920
Decommissioned: 1934
General characteristics [1]
Type: K III-class submarine
Displacement: 583 tons surfaced
721 tons submerged
Length: 64.41 m (211 ft 4 in)
Beam: 5.6 m (18 ft 4 in)
Draught: 3.56 m (11 ft 8 in)
Propulsion: 2 × 900 bhp (671 kW) diesel engines
2 × 210 bhp (157 kW) electric motors
Speed: 16.5 kn (30.6 km/h; 19.0 mph) surfaced
8.5 kn (15.7 km/h; 9.8 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 8.5 kn (15.7 km/h; 9.8 mph) submerged
Complement: 29
Armament: 2 × 18 inch bow torpedo tubes
2 × 18 inch external-traversing forward of the bridge

K III was a K III class patrol submarines of the Royal Netherlands Navy. The ship was built by De Schelde shipyard in Flushing.

Service history[edit | edit source]

The submarine was ordered in 1915 and 15 July that year the K III was laid down in Flushing at the shipyard of De Schelde. The launch took place on 12 August 1919. On 9 July 1920 the ship is commissioned in the Dutch navy.[2]

4 September 1920 K III begins her journey to the Dutch East Indies her theater of operations. She is the first submarine of the navy to make the journey without an escort. The route she took went by Ferrol, Algiers, Malta, the Suez Canal, Aden and Colombo to Tanjung Priok. Were she arrived on 18 December 1920.[2]

In 1934 the K III was decommissioned.[2]

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