Thursday, 6 July 2017

Dutch submarine Hr. Ms. K X visited Tunis, Tunisia in October 1924 according to the Jaarboek van de Koninklijke Nederlandsche Zeemacht 1924-1925

Archive Kon. Mij. De Scheklde T513.1059 (Municipality Archive Vlissingen, Netherlands

The Dutch submarine Hr. Ms. K X (1) departed on 25 September 1924 from Nieuwediep, Netherlands Seville (Spain), Tunis (Tunisia), Alexandria, Port Saïd and Suez, Egypt, Aden (Yemen), Colombo (Sri Lanka) and Tandjong-Priok, Dutch East Indies. Except for technical details dealing with the performance of the submarine and the actual voyage supplies the log also information dealing with the visited harbours.

She anchored on 12 October at 8.03 o’clock at Tunis. At that moment were there the American destroyers No’s 290-293 lying. Except for the usual visits were no long room visits exchanged while the destroyers were just one day more at Tunis. On Thursday arrived 4 French destroyers and 7 submarines (3 French and 4 former German) with which the official visits were exchanged. The entire crew appreciated Tunis. Without problems were some broken bolts of the diesel replaced by new ones by the Ateliers et Chantiers maritimes de Tunisie against a very reasonable price. Refreshments and drinking water could be obtained against acceptable prices. On the 18th was Tunis departed.

1. Building ordered on 27 June 1917, laid down by Kon. Mij. De Schelde, Vlissingen Netherlands with yard number 169 on 1 November 1919, launched on 2 May 1923, delivered on 21 September 1923 scuttled by her own crew op 2 March 1942 at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies, salvaged by the Japanese between 1942-1943, used as floating oil depot and in 1946 broken up.