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K-class torpedo boat
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HNLMS Christiaan Cornelis, the second ship in the K class
Class overview
Builders: Maatschappij voor Scheeps- en Werktuigbouw Fijenoord
Operators:  Royal Netherlands Navy
Built: 1904–1905
In commission: 1905–1940
Planned: 3
Completed: 3
Lost: 1
Retired: 2
General characteristics
Type: Torpedo boat
Displacement: 47,9 tons
Length: 30.0 m (98 ft 5 in)
Beam: 3.6 m (11 ft 10 in)
Draft: 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Propulsion:
  • 1 triple expansion machine
  • 1 coal-fired cylindrical boiler
  • 592 hp
Speed: 18.6 kn (34.4 km/h)
Range: 500 nmi (930 km) at 9 kn (17 km/h)
Complement: 12
Armament:
  • 1 × 37 mm (1.5 in) gun
  • 2 × 45 cm (18 in) torpedo tubes (2 × 1)

The K-class torpedo boats were a class of three small warships that served in the Dutch Koninklijke Marine. The K stands for 'Klein' (Dutch for 'small'), as these ships were ordered next to the larger G 1-class torpedo boat, where the G stands for 'Groot' (Dutch for 'big'). The 48-ton ships were ordered in 1904 and commissioned the next year. Christiaan Cornelis saw limited action at the start of World War II during the Battle of the Netherlands in 1940.

Ships[edit | edit source]

Name Builder Laid down Launched Commissioned Fate
Michiel Gardeyn Maatschappij voor Scheeps- en Werktuigbouw Fijenoord 1904 1905 1905 Decommissioned in 1921, sunk as target ship for an airstrike practice in 1921
Christiaan Cornelis Maatschappij voor Scheeps- en Werktuigbouw Fijenoord 1904 1 September 1905 28 December 1905 Scuttled 13 May 1940, after being damaged by German machine gun fire the previous day
Willem Warmont Maatschappij voor Scheeps- en Werktuigbouw Fijenoord 1904 1905 1905 Decommissioned in 1937

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