Friday, 30 June 2017

Dutch naval establishment at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies prepared for first submarine Hr. Ms. K I according to the Jaarboek van de Koninklijke Nederlandsche Zeemacht 1914-1915

An item reported that the charging station for submarines at the naval establishment at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies was completed. The contract for the delivery of the electric current was signed with the Algemeene Nederlandsch-Indische Electriciteits-maatschappij. Further more was the expected arrival of the Dutch submarine Hr. Ms. K I prepared.(1)

1. Building number 142. Her building at the Kon.Mij. De Schelde, Vlissingen, Netherlands was ordered on 19 October 1910 although the contract was not earlier signed as in December that year. Her keel was laid down on 16 September 1911 in the barrack at the North side, plating fitted on 12 January 1913, launched on 25 May 1913, technical trial on 29 October 1913 and 12 June 1914 (at the same time the official trial), on 19 June 1914 the diving test and delivered on 12 July and the 20th departed she towards Den Helder. Commissioned on 15 July. Departed on 12 September 1916 towards the Dutch East Indies. Finally stricken on 1 October 1927. Paid by the Dutch Department of Colony using the Dutch East Indies where she was to serve but to be manned by the Royal Netherlands Navy. The first Dutch submarine especially built to serve in the Dutch East Indies. Towed by the Dutch tug Witte Zee in 1916 to her final destination