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HNLMS K IV
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K IV
Career
Name: K IV
Builder: De Schelde, Flushing
Laid down: 30 December 1915
Launched: 2 July 1920
Commissioned: 27 April 1921
Decommissioned: 1936
General characteristics [1]
Type: K III-class submarine
Displacement: 579 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 × 600 bhp (447 kW) diesel engines
2 × 210 bhp (157 kW) electric motors
Speed: 15 kn (28 km/h; 17 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 IV 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 1 October 1915 and 30 December that year the K III was laid down in Flushing at the shipyard of De Schelde. The launch took place on 2 July 1920. On 27 April 1921 the ship is commissioned in the Dutch navy.[2]

3 September 1921 K IV begins her journey to the Dutch East Indies her theater of operations. The route she took went by, Algiers, the Suez Canal, Aden and Colombo to Tanjung Priok. Were she arrived on 23 December 1921. When in Colombo an explosion in the forward battery compartment occurred killing two men and wounding an other.[2]

In 1936 the K IV was decommissioned.[2]

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