Jolly Roger Class
K XI
Boats in this Class
K XI, K XII, K XIII

 

K XIIK XII

 

Boat K XI K XII K XIII
Pennant N 53 N 61  
Yard # 294 295 296
Type Patrol submarine for the Dutch colonies
Class name K XI. Named after first of class. "K" stands for "KoloniŽn" (colonies)
Ordered 3 Sep 1921 3 Sep 1921 3 Sep 1921
Laid down 9 Dec 1922 9 Jan 1923 15 Oct 1923
Launched 24 Apr 1924 15 July 1924 23 Dec 1924
Commissioned 24 Mar 1925 19 May 1925 29 Mar 1926
Decommissioned 11 Apr 1945 Active service: May 1944
Piggy boat: 9 Sep 1944
2 Mar 1942
Fate 1945/1946
Sold, stripped, scuttled
1946 Sold
1951 Scrapped
2 Mar 1942
Scuttled
Design Dutch, KM type, J.J. van der Struyff B.Sc.
Shipyard Maatschappij Fijenoord, Rotterdam
Le x Be x Dr 66.70 m x 6.15 m x 3.78 m
Displacement
Stnd/Surf/Subm
612 t / 688 t / 828 t
Engines Two 6-cylinder M.A.N. diesel engines, 4-stroke, 2 x 1200 apk, reversable
Fuel oil 46,7 m3
Main motor Two motors/generators,  2 x 327 apk
Batteries 132 cells,  4350 Ah during 3 hours
Propellers 2
Speed surf/subm 17 kts / 8 kts
Range surf/subm 3500 nm at 8 kts / 25 nm at 8 kts
Diving depth 60 m
Complement 31, including 5 Off.
Some boats got larger crews after several years.
Torpedo tubes 2 x 21" bow, 2 x 17.7" bow, 2 x 17.7" stern
Armament 12 torpedoes, incl. 6 reloads,  type III 45, I 53, II 53
Guns 1 x 8.8 cm (22pdr) Bofors, aka No.2
1 x 12.7 mm machine gun (possibly Browning,
 but the Navy did not buy these until the late 1920's)
Notes Double-hull, three ballast tanks. All  kingstons, which were pneumatically
operated, are controlled from the control room.
Note the differently sized torpedo tubes of 18" and 21".

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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