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HNLMS K V
Career
Name: K V
Builder: Fijenoord, Rotterdam
Laid down: 4 April 1916
Launched: 20 November 1919
Commissioned: 15 September 1920
Decommissioned: August 1937
General characteristics [1]
Type: K V-class submarine
Displacement: 569 tons surfaced
649 tons submerged
Length: 57.31 m (188 ft 0 in)
Beam: 5.6 m (18 ft 4 in)
Draught: 3.82 m (12 ft 6 in)
Propulsion: 2 × 600 bhp (447 kW) diesel engines
2 × 200 bhp (149 kW) electric motors
Speed: 13.5 kn (25.0 km/h; 15.5 mph) surfaced
8 kn (15 km/h; 9.2 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 kn (15 km/h; 9.2 mph) submerged
Complement: 31
Armament: 2 × 17.7 inch bow torpedo tubes
2 × 17.7 inch stern torpedo tubes
2 × 17.7 inch external-traversing in front of conning tower (1x2)

K V was a K V class patrol submarines of the Royal Netherlands Navy. The ship was built by Fijenoord shipyard in Rotterdam.

Service history[edit | edit source]

The submarine was laid down in Rotterdam at the shipyard of Fijenoord on 4 April 1916. The launch took place on 20 November 1919. On 15 September 1920 the ship was commissioned in the Dutch navy.[2]

18 October 1920 K V left the port of Den Helder for the Dutch East Indies her theater of operations. She made the journey without an escort. The route she took went by Tunis, the Suez Canal, Aden and Colombo to Surabaya. Were she arrived on 26 January 1921.[2]

In August 1937 the K V was decommissioned.[2]

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