Jolly Roger Class
K V
Boats in this Class
K V, K VI
K VII

 

K VIK VI

 

Boat K V K VI K VII
Yard # 279 280 281
Type Patrol submarine for the Dutch colonies
Class name K V. Named after first of class. "K" stands for "KoloniŽn" (colonies)
Laid down 4 Apr 1916 4 Apr 1916 25 July 1916
Launched 20 Nov 1919 23 Dec 1920 8 Mar 1921
Commissioned 15 Sep 1920 11 Oct 1921 5 Sep 1922
Decommissioned Aug 1937 Aug 1937 18 Feb 1942
Fate ? ? 18 Feb 1942
Bombed
Design William Denny & Brothers, Dumbarton, U.K.
Hay-Denny type, saddle tank design
Shipyard Maatschappij Fijenoord, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Le x Be x Dr 57.31 m x 5.60 m x 3.82 m
Displacement Stnd/Surf/Subm 507 t / 569 t / 649 t
Engines Two 6-cylinder Sulzer diesel engines, 2-stroke, 2 x 600 apk
Main motor 2 motors/generators, 2 x 200 apk
Batteries 120 cells, 4350 Ah during 3 hours
Propellers 2
Speed surf/subm 13.5 kts / 8 kts
Range surf/subm 3500 nm at 11 kts / 25 nm at 8 kts
Diving depth 40 m
Complement 31
Torpedo tubes 2 x 17.7" bow, 2 x 17.7" stern, 2 x 17.7" (1x2) external-traversing in front of conning tower
Armament 12 torpedoes type III 45
Guns 1 x 7.5 cm, 1 x 12.7 mm mg (possibly Browning,
 but the Navy did not buy these until the late 1920's)
Notes - Single-hull type with watertight compartments and watertight doors for the crew.
-  Three main ballast tanks.
-  The design incorporated 900 apk M.A.N. diesel engines, but because of the war
    the German company had problems delivering these engines, so Sulzer engines
    were used instead.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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