Jolly Roger Class
K III
Boats in this Class
K III, K IV

 

K III departing Vlissingen, 4 Sep 1920K III departing Vlissingen, 4 Sep 1920

 

Boat K III K IV
Yard # 161 164
Type Patrol submarine for the Dutch colonies
Class name K III. Named after first of class. "K" stands for "KoloniŽn" (colonies)
Laid down 15 July 1915 30 Dec 1915
Launched 12 Aug 1919 2 July 1920
Commissioned 9 July 1920 27 Apr 1921
Decommissioned 1934 1936
Fate ? ?
Design Electric Boat Company, U.S.A. Holland type, double-hull.
Possibly 105-B. Possibly 105-G.
Shipyard Koninklijke Maatschappij De Schelde, Vlissingen, the Netherlands
Le x Be x Dr 64.41 m x 5.60 m x 3.56 m
Displ. surf/subm 583 t / 721 t 579 t / 721 t
Engines Two 8-cylinder M.A.N. diesels,
2-stroke, 2 x 900 apk
Two 6-cylinder Sulzer diesels,
2-stroke, 2 x 600 apk
Fuel 2500 nm
Main motor 2 motors/generators, 2 x 210 apk
Batteries 132 cells, 4350 Ah during 3 hours
Propellers 2
Speed surf/subm 16.5 kts / 8.5 kts 15 kts / 8.5 kts
Range surf/subm 3500 nm at 11 kts / 25 nm at 8.5 kts
Diving depth 40 m
Complement 29
Torpedo tubes 2 x 18" bow, 2 x 18" external-traversing just fw of bridge.
Armament 12 torpedoes type III 45
Guns 1 x 7.5 cm (possibly not 'as built'), 1 x 12.7 mm mg (possibly Browning,
 but the Navy did not buy these until the late 1920's)
Notes - First K-boats with double-hull, watertight compartments and watertight doors for the crew.
- Five ballast tanks are located between the two hulls.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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