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K XI-class submarine
Hr. Ms. K X III.jpg
HNLMS K XIII
Class overview
Name: K XI
Builders: Fijenoord, Rotterdam
Operators:  Royal Netherlands Navy
Preceded by: K VIII class
Succeeded by: K XIV class
Built: 1922-1926
Completed: 3
General characteristics
Type: Submarine
Displacement: 688 tons surfaced
828 tons submerged
Length: 66.7 m (218 ft 10 in)
Beam: 6.15 m (20 ft 2 in)
Draught: 3.78 m (12 ft 5 in)
Propulsion: 2 × 1,200 bhp (895 kW) diesel engines
2 × 327 bhp (244 kW) electric motors
Speed: 17 kn (31 km/h; 20 mph) surfaced
8 kn (15 km/h; 9.2 mph) submerged
Range: 3,500 nmi (6,500 km; 4,000 mi) at 8 kn (15 km/h; 9.2 mph) on the surface
25 nmi (46 km; 29 mi) at 8 kn (15 km/h; 9.2 mph) submerged
Complement: 31
Armament: 2 × 21 inch bow torpedo tubes
2 × 17.7 inch bow torpedo tubes
2 × 17.7 inch stern torpedo tubes

The K XI class was a class of three submarines, built by Fijenoord shipyard in Rotterdam for the Royal Netherlands Navy. Used for patrols in the Dutch colonial waters. The class comprised K XI, K XII and K XIII. The submarines diving depth was 60 meters. All ships were still in service at the start of World War II. K XIII was scuttled while under repair at Soerabaja to prevent her being captured by the invading Japanese forces.

Construction[edit | edit source]

Name Laid down Launched Commissioned Decommissioned
K XI 9 December 1922 24 April 1924 24 March 1925 11 April 1945
K XII 9 January 1923 15 July 1924 19 May 1925 May 1944
K XIII 15 October 1923 23 December 1924 29 March 1926 2 March 1942 (scuttled)

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