Boats in this Class
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|Class name||O 16. Named after first of class. "O" stands for "Onderzeeboot" (submarine).|
|Laid down||28 Dec 1933|
|Launched||27 Jan 1936|
|Commissioned||26 Oct 1936|
|Fate||15 Dec 1941 lost|
|Design||Dutch, by Ir. G de Rooy.|
|Shipyard||Koninklijke Maatschappij De Schelde, Vlissingen|
|Le x Be x Dr||76.53 m x 6.55 m x 3.97 m|
|Displ. surf/subm||984 t / 1194 t|
|Engines||Two 8-cylinder M.A.N. diesel engines, 4-stroke, 1600 apk|
|Main motor||460 apk, Dutch type.|
|Batteries||2 x 96 cells. 5300 Ah during 5 hours|
|Snorkel||First boat in the world equipped with a snorkel system.|
|Speed surf/subm||18 kts / 9 kts|
|Range surf/subm||10000 nm at 12 kts / 26 nm at 8.5 kts|
|Diving depth||80 m|
|Torpedo tubes||4 x 21" bow, 2 x 21" stern, 2 x 21" (1x2) external-traversing amidships|
|Guns||1 x 8.8 cm (Swedish), 2 x 40 mm (2x1) (English) in single 'disappearing' mounts in watertight wells forward and aft of the conning tower.|
|Periscopes||2 x Nedinsco|
|Sonar||First Dutch boat equipped with a geruispeiler (listening device) from Atlas Werke (Bremen). In those days 'Atlas' was the best on the market.|
|Notes||- First Dutch submarine made from high quality Steel
- When compared to its predecessors, 49% of all riveting was replaced by welding.
- Last Dutch class for intended for use in home waters only.
The following classes made no distinction between 'O' boats (for home waters) and 'K' boat (for the colonies).
- Snort system performed well in good weather. See the O 2, K II and O 19 class for more snort info.
|O 16 class related pages|
|O 16 class specifications|
|O 16 boat details|
|Dutch officers find their fathers lost submarines|
|Locating the Hr.Ms. Submarine O 16|
|The story of Cor de Wolf, sole survivor of O 16|
|K XVII wreck photos|
|K XVII and O 16 wreck photos 2005|
|O 16 class related books|
|Hr.Ms. K XVII en Hr.Ms. O 16|
|Meinesz - East Indies 1931|
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