K XVII photos 1999
On +/- 21 Dec 1941 the K XVII is struck by a mine while she is exiting the Gulf of Siam. The submarine and all of her 36 hands are lost.
According to an other source these are O 16 images.
Photos and text: John S Moderate, all photos are taken in 1999.
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Looking forward into the Bridge, port telegraph appears to indicate 'astern'.
Forward periscope (retracted).
Telescopic radio antenna (retracted).
Port side of conning tower looking aft, port navigation light.
Bridge looking fwd. From left to right: Compass housing, helm (wheel removed) and the gyro repeater (our down line attached).
I couldn't resist this prawn at the base of the helm pedestal.
The brass chart table, it still opens and is in perfect condition.
Deck gun elevation pivot pin.
Deck gun barrel.
Looking down the deck gun barrel.
The open forward hatch.
Looking down the forward hatch.
The net cutter (horizontal along the foredeck).
Starboard upper torpedo tube. Note that the bow shutter is open and the tube door is closed.
Starboard fore plane (from below).
Starboard steaming light on conning tower.
A departing view into the tower on the way back up the line to surface.
O 16 / K XVII related pages O 16 class specifications K XVII class specifications O 16 boat history K XVII boat history A.J. Bussemaker 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 2000 K XVII and O 16 wreck photos 2005 O 16 / K XVII related books O 16 Hr.Ms. K XVII en Hr.Ms. O 16 Meinesz - East Indies 1931 Hr.Ms. O 16 Ja Het Moest
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