Allied Warships

HNMS K XIV (N 22)

Submarine of the K XIV class

NavyThe Royal Dutch Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassK XIV 
PennantN 22 
Built byRotterdamsche Droogdok Maatschappij, (Rotterdam , Holland) 
Ordered30 May 1929 
Laid down31 May 1930 
Launched11 Jul 1931 
Commissioned6 Jul 1933 
End service23 Apr 1946 
History

Decommissioned on 23 April 1946. 

Commands listed for HNMS K XIV (N 22)

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CommanderFromTo
1luitenant ter zee 1e klasse (Lt.Cdr.) Frederik Johan Adolf Knoops, RNN2 Sep 193913 Dec 1939
2luitenant ter zee 1e klasse (Lt.Cdr.) Pieter Andréa Mulock van der Vlies Bik, RNN16 Dec 19392 Jan 1940

3luitenant ter zee 1e klasse (Lt.Cdr.) Pieter Andréa Mulock van der Vlies Bik, RNN11 May 194015 Dec 1941
4luitenant ter zee 1e klasse (Lt.Cdr.) Carel Adrianus Johannes van Well Groeneveld, DSO, RNN15 Dec 19414 Jan 1942
5luitenant ter zee 2e klasse (Lt.) Theodoor Brunsting, RNN4 Jan 194212 Feb 1942
6luitenant ter zee 1e klasse (Lt.Cdr.) Pieter Andréa Mulock van der Vlies Bik, RNN12 Feb 194231 Mar 1942
7luitenant ter zee 2e klasse (Lt.) Johan Hendrik Geijs, RNN31 Mar 194220 Jul 1943
8luitenant ter zee 1e klasse (Lt.Cdr.) Jacob Frans Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN20 Jul 194316 Dec 1944
9luitenant ter zee 1e klasse (Lt.Cdr.) Jan Smith, RNN(R)16 Dec 194428 Feb 1946

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Nog logbooks of this submarine are available at the Dutch archives, therefore no maps are displayed on this page.

18 Nov 1941
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. P.A. Mulock van der Vlies Bik, RNN) departed Surabaya for Tarakan together with HrMs K XV (Lt.Cdr. Baron C.W.T. van Boetzelaer, RNN) and HrMs K XVI (Lt.Cdr. L.J. Jarman, RNN) (this is the 3rd Dutch submarine division). They arrived in the Tarakan area on 22 November 1941.

8 Dec 1941
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. P.A. Mulock van der Vlies Bik, RNN) and the other submarines of the 3rd Dutch submarine division HrMs K XV (Lt.Cdr. Baron C.W.T. van Boetzelaer, RNN) and HrMs K XVI (Lt.Cdr. L.J. Jarman, RNN)) patrolled in the Northern entrance to the Makassar Strait.

K XIV was however ordered to patrol off Manado, Celebes. This patrol now had become HrMs K XIV's 1st war patrol.

9 Dec 1941
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. P.A. Mulock van der Vlies Bik, RNN) arrived at Manado but nothing was sighted.

11 Dec 1941
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. P.A. Mulock van der Vlies Bik, RNN) and the other submarines of the 3rd Dutch submarine division HrMs K XV (Lt.Cdr. Baron C.W.T. van Boetzelaer, RNN) and HrMs K XVI (Lt.Cdr. L.J. Jarman, RNN)) are ordered to proceed towards the Java Sea. This was later changed to the South China Sea.

13 Dec 1941
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. P.A. Mulock van der Vlies Bik, RNN) and the other submarines of the 3rd Dutch submarine division HrMs K XV (Lt.Cdr. Baron C.W.T. van Boetzelaer, RNN) and HrMs K XVI (Lt.Cdr. L.J. Jarman, RNN)) are ordered to return to Surabaya first for fuel and supplies (and small repairs if needed).

15 Dec 1941
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. P.A. Mulock van der Vlies Bik, RNN) ended her 1st war patrol at Surabaya. The Commanding Officer was sick and was replaced by Lt.Cdr. C.A.J. van Well Groeneveld, RNN as his own boat was still refitting. Also fuel and provisions were taken on board and small defects were made good.

She departed Surabaya later the same day for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.

23 Dec 1941
In the morning a Dutch scout plane had spotted a Japanese convoy about 150 nautical miles to the North of Kuching, Borneo. HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. C.A.J. van Well Groeneveld, RNN) was then guided to this convoy by the aircraft.

In the evening K XIV attacked the transport ships, that were now at anchor off Kuching, in multiple attacks expending all her torpedoes and torpedo reloads. Four ships were hit Hiyoshi Maru (4943 GRT, built 1941), Katori Maru (10513 GRT, built 1913), Hokkai Maru (8416 GRT, built 1933), Tonan Maru No.3 (19210 GRT, built 1938). The last ship was damaged. The other three were sunk (although Hokkai Maru was salvaged in September 1942 and repaired). A torpedo had also been fired against a destroyer but this missed its target. During the attack a destroyer dropped two depth charges near to K XIV but she was not damaged.

Out of torpedoes K XIV then set course to return to Surabaya.

27 Dec 1941
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. C.A.J. van Well Groeneveld, RNN) ended her 2nd war patrol at Surabaya. It seems likely that K XIV was docked at Surabaya for repairs as she had touched ground during the attacks on the Japanese convoy on the 23th.

6 Jan 1942
HrMs K XIV (Lt. T. Brunsting, RNN) departed Surabaya for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Western part of the Java Sea.

9 Jan 1942
HrMs K XIV (Lt. T. Brunsting, RNN) was ordered to patrol in Strait Karimata.

13 Jan 1942
HrMs K XIV (Lt. T. Brunsting, RNN) is ordered to return to the western part of the Java Sea. The next day orders were received to patrol off Balikpapan, Borneo.

18 Jan 1942
HrMs K XIV (Lt. T. Brunsting, RNN) arrived in her patrol area in the Makassar Strait.

1 Feb 1942
HrMs K XIV (Lt. T. Brunsting, RNN) was bombed by a Japanese aicraft while running on the surface near the southern end of the Makassar Strait. Moderate damage to K XIV was inflicted. The bridge and superstructure was damaged by bomb splinters. The deck torpedo tubes were damaged as was the gun.

As fuel supply was also very low by now course was set to return to Surabaya.

6 Feb 1942
HrMs K XIV (Lt. T. Brunsting, RNN) ended her 3rd war patrol at Surabaya.

14 Feb 1942
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. P.A. Mulock van der Vlies Bik, RNN) departed Surabaya for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol to the north of Banka Strait.

21 Feb 1942
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. P.A. Mulock van der Vlies Bik, RNN) was ordered to patrol off the Anambas Islands.

25 Feb 1942
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. P.A. Mulock van der Vlies Bik, RNN) was ordered to proceed to Strait Karimata.

26 Feb 1942
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. P.A. Mulock van der Vlies Bik, RNN) was ordered to proceed to the western part of the Java Sea.

28 Feb 1942
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. P.A. Mulock van der Vlies Bik, RNN) was ordered to patrol off the Sunda Stait but to proceed to Tandjong Priok (now Batavia) first to fuel and take on board provisions.

In the evening K XIV was en-route to Tandjong Priok as ordered when a signal was received about Japanese landings to the east of the place. Course was then set towards Eretan Bay.

1 Mar 1942
Around noon HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. P.A. Mulock van der Vlies Bik, RNN) sighted a Japanese light cruiser patrolling the area. As the range was to great an attack was not possible at that moment.

Around 1430 hours the cruiser was again sighted and an attack was started in wihch two torpedoes were fired from a range of about 2500 meters. Both missed and were possibly seen and evaded by the Japanese in the flat calm sea. The target was the Japanese light cruiser Yura (offsite link).

Following this attack K XIV was depth charged but no serious damage was done to her.

3 Mar 1942
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. P.A. Mulock van der Vlies Bik, RNN) sent out a signal requisting to arrive at Tandjong Priok in the evening for fuel, provisions and repairs. A reply was received that this was no longer possible and orders were received to proceed to Colombo. Course was then set towards Sunda Strait which was succesfully passed during the night of 3/4 March 1942.

13 Mar 1942
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. P.A. Mulock van der Vlies Bik, RNN) ended her 4th war patrol at Colombo, Ceylon.

K XIV was in a bad state of repair and unfit for patrol.

31 Mar 1942
Due to expected Japanese air attacks on Colombo HrMs K XIV (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) departed Colombo for the Gulf of Mannar to shelter there.

7 Apr 1942
HrMs K XIV (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) returned to Colombo.

22 Apr 1942
HrMs K XIV (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) departed Colombo for Bombay. She was escorted by the Dutch minelayer / sloop HrMs Willem van der Zaan (Lt.Cdr. G.P. Küller, RNN).

26 Apr 1942
HrMs K XIV (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) arrived at Bombay where she was to undergo repairs at the Royal Dockyard.

5 Jul 1942
HrMs K XIV (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) departed Bombay for Colombo. She makes the passage together with HrMs O 23 (Lt.Cdr. A.M. Valkenburg, RNN). They were escorted by the Australian minesweeper HMAS Lismore (Lt.Cdr. S.H. Crawford, RANR(S)).

Because of defects HrMs K XIV returned to Bombay the next day.

6 Jul 1942
HrMs K XIV (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) returned to Bombay with defects.

29 Jul 1942
HrMs K XIV (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) departed Bombay for Colombo. She was escorted by the Dutch minelayer / sloop HrMs Willem van der Zaan (Lt.Cdr. G.P. Küller, RNN).

2 Aug 1942
HrMs K XIV (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) arrived at Colombo.

5 Aug 1942
HrMs K XIV (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) departed Colombo for Diego Saurez, Madagascar.

K XIV had to proceed to the USA where whe was to refit at the Philadelphia Navy Yard.

16 Aug 1942
HrMs K XIV (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) arrived at Diego Saurez.

18 Aug 1942
HrMs K XIV (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) departed Diego Saurez for East London, South Africa.

27 Aug 1942
HrMs K XIV (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) arrived at East London.

10 Sep 1942
HrMs K XIV (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) departed East London for Simonstown.

14 Sep 1942
HrMs K XIV (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) arrived at Simonstown.

17 Sep 1942
HrMs K XIV (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) departed Simonstown for Freetown.

27 Sep 1942
HrMs K XIV (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) returned to Simonstown with defects to her diesel engines.

23 Oct 1942
After repairs to her diesel engines HrMs K XIV (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) departed Simonstown for Freetown.

31 Oct 1942
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Geijs, RNN) makes a rendezvous with British submarine HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. H.A.V. Haggard, DSO, DSC, RN) in position 11°00'S, 07°00'E. Both submarines proceeded together towards Freetown.

8 Nov 1942
HrMs K XIV (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) arrived at Freetown.

13 Nov 1942
HrMs K XIV (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) departed Freetown for Bermuda. K XIV departed Freetown together with HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. H.A.V. Haggard, DSO, DSC, RN) that was en-route to the U.K. to refit.

14 Nov 1942
HrMs K XIV (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) returned to Freetown with defects.

17 Nov 1942
HrMs K XIV (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) departed Freetown for Bermuda.

20 Nov 1942
While en route to the USA to be refitted at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Geijs, RNN) attacked German U-boat U-552 south of the Cape Verde Islands in position 13°05'N, 25°50'W.
At a distance of around 900 meters K XIV launched four torpedoes. The old torpedoes from the Netherlands East Indies ran close to the surface and were detected by the Germans an missed their target as the U-boat turned away.

23 Nov 1942
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Geijs, RNN) had an encounter with the Dutch merchant vessel Kota Tjandi in position 17°28'N, 34°13'W. The crew of the submarine thought the merchant vessel was a German blockade breaker and the crew of the merchant vessel thought the submarine was a German u-boat. Neither ship was damaged in the encounter.

2 Dec 1942
HrMs K XIV (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) arrived at Bermuda.

8 Dec 1942
HrMs K XIV (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) departed Bermuda for Philadelphia.

12 Dec 1942
HrMs K XIV (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) arrived at the Philadelphia Navy Yard where she was to refit and undergo a modernization programme.

20 May 1943
HrMs K XIV (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) started to make trial runs on the Delaware river.

30 May 1943
With her refit and trials completed HrMs K XIV (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) departed Philadelphia for the submarine base at New London, Connecticut.

3 Jun 1943
HrMs K XIV (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) arrived at New London for a period of trials and training.

25 Jun 1943
HrMs K XIV (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) departed New London for Dundee.

8 Jul 1943
HrMs K XIV (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) arrived at Scapa Flow.

9 Jul 1943
HrMs K XIV (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) departed Scapa Flow for Dundee. She was escorted by HMS Loch Monteith (T/Lt. K.W. Richardson, RNR).

10 Jul 1943
HrMs K XIV (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) arrived at Dundee.

At Dundee British types radar and Asdic were installed. Also the battery was exchanged.

1 Nov 1943
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) commenced a short period of trials off Dundee.

9 Nov 1943
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) departed Dundee for Holy Loch. She made the passage together with HrMs O 15 (Lt.Cdr. A.J. Schouwenaar, RNN) that was to proceed to Scapa Flow.

They were escorted by HMS Loch Monteith (T/Lt. K.W. Richardson, RNR). HMS Sardonyx (T/A/Lt.Cdr. E. Playne, RNVR) took over the escort of K XIV near Scapa Flow. They then proceeded south through the Minches towards Holy Loch.

13 Nov 1943
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) arrived at Holy Loch to commence a training period.

27 Nov 1943
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) was docked at Holy Loch for repairs to her forward hydroplanes.

7 Dec 1943
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) was undocked.

27 Dec 1943
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) departed Holy Loch for passage to Gibraltar. This was the first leg of the trip to the Far East.

Passage towards Bishops Rock was made together with the British submarines HMS Viking (Lt. Rawdon Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) and HMS Storm (T/Lt. E.P. Young, DSC, RNVR). They were escorted by the British armed yacht HMS Cutty Sark.

31 Dec 1943
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) was ordered to search for survivors from a crashed aircraft, they were however not found and shortly before midnight K XIV continued on her passage to Gibraltar.

7 Jan 1944
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) arrived at Gibraltar.

14 Jan 1944
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) conducted exercises off Gibraltar.

17 Jan 1944
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) departed Gibraltar for Port Said. She made the passage in convoy KMS-38.

27 Jan 1944
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) arrived at Port Said.

2 Feb 1944
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) departed Port Said for Aden.

8 Feb 1944
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) arrived at Aden.

10 Feb 1944
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) departed Aden for Colombo.

19 Feb 1944
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) arrived at Colombo.

1 Mar 1944
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) was docked at Colombo.

7 Mar 1944
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) was undocked.

17 Mar 1944
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) departed Colombo for her 5th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the westcoast of Sumatra and to proceed to Fremantle afterwards.

29 Mar 1944
In the morning HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) bombarded oil storage tanks off Padang, Sumatra. 13 Rounds were fired from 4300 yards before the action had to be broken off due to fire from shore batteries. The oil storage tanks were on fire and at least one was seen to have collapsed.

2 Apr 1944
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) reconnoitred Christmas Island.

7 Apr 1944
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) arrived at Exmouth Gulf, Australia to take on board additional fuel and some provisions.

8 Apr 1944
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) departed Exmouth Gulf for Fremantle.

13 Apr 1944
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) ended her 5th war patrol at Fremantle, Australia.

3 May 1944
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) is put on the slipway at Fremantle.

10 May 1944
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) is put back in the water.

25 May 1944
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) conducted exercises off Fremantle.

29 May 1944
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) conducted exercises off Fremantle.

1 Jun 1944
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) departed Fremantle for Darwin.

11 Jun 1944
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) arrived at Darwin.

14 Jun 1944
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) departed Darwin for her 6th war patrol. She was ordered to perform a special operation and to patrol off the Soela Islands, Netherlands East Indies.

20 Jun 1944
In the evening HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) landed an Australian party on Salawati Island.

21 Jun 1944
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese minelayer Tsugaru (4400 tons, offsite link) off Sanana, Soela islands in position 01°00'S, 130°35'E.

(All times are zone -9)
0831 hours - In position 01°00'S, 130°35'E sighted the same warship that had been sighted about 2 hours before and what was thought to be a Katori-class cruiser. Range on sighting was 5700 yards. Enemy course 288°, speed 20 knots. Started attack.

0835 hours - Fired two stern torpedoes from 3800 yards. 2m 40s after firing a torpedo explosion was heard. Soon afterwards the target was seen to be down by the bow.

0845 hours - Fired two bow torpedoes (a full salvo of four torpedoes was intended) from 4600 yards. Enemy course was now 360°, speed 8 knots. No hits were obtained. K XIV now went deep and retired from the area.

23 Jun 1944
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) sank a Japanese landing craft with gunfire off the strait between Pulau Taliabu and Pulau Mangoli.

(All times are zone -9)
0800 hours - Sighted a Japanese landing vessel near position 01°56'S, 125°20'E. Closed to attack.

0828 hours - Surfaced and continued to close. The target meanwhile made off to the west.

0846 hours - Opened fire with the Oerlikon and Vickers machine guns from a range of 4000 yards. The target beached herself and was abandoned by her crew. Range had by now decreased to 2000 yards. Fire was opened with the deck gun and the target was sunk after 12 rounds.

0857 hours - The target exploded and sank.

29 Jun 1944
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) ended her 6th war patrol at Darwin.

8 Jul 1944
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) departed Darwin for her 7th war patrol. She was ordered to perform a special operation and to patrol in the Morotai area afterwards.

15 Jul 1944
During the night of 15/16 July 1944 HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) took of the 'Prawn' party from New Guinea.

This party had been landed on 23 April 1944 by HrMs K XV (Lt.Cdr. Baron C.W.T. van Boetzelaer, RNN).

19 Jul 1944
At 0806 hours (zone -9) HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) was attacked by a Japanese aircraft in position 02.15'S, 129.33'E. K XIV sustained no damage.

23 Jul 1944
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) ended her 7th war patrol at Darwin.

26 Jul 1944
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) departed Darwin for Fremantle.

5 Aug 1944
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) arrived at Fremantle.

K XIV suffered from many defects and needed a long repair period.

9 Nov 1944
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) departed Fremantle for Melbourne where she was to dock.

20 Nov 1944
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) arrived at Melbourne. As shee could not be docked immediately K XIV was used for several days of A/S exercises.

27 Dec 1944
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) was docked at Melbourne.

22 Jan 1945
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J. Smith, RNN(R)) was undocked.

24 Jan 1945
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J. Smith, RNN(R)) departed Melbourne for Fremantle.

2 Feb 1945
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J. Smith, RNN(R)) arrived at Fremantle.

4 Feb 1945
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J. Smith, RNN(R)) departed Fremantle for Exmouth Gulf.

11 Feb 1945
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J. Smith, RNN(R)) departed Exmouth Gulf to return to Fremantle.

It had been intended to sent K XIV on a special operation off the south coast of Java. However due to defects to the battery of K XIV the operation had to be cancelled.

15 Feb 1945
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J. Smith, RNN(R)) arrived at Fremantle.

3 Apr 1945
With the repairs to her battery completed HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J. Smith, RNN(R)) conducted exercises off Fremantle.

6 Apr 1945
During 6 and 7 April 1945, HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J. Smith, RNN(R)) conducted exercises off Fremantle. These included night exercises.

12 Apr 1945
During 12 and 13 April 1945, HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J. Smith, RNN(R)) conducted exercises off Fremantle. These included night exercises.

16 Apr 1945
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J. Smith, RNN(R)) departed Fremantle for Darwin.

26 Apr 1945
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J. Smith, RNN(R)) arrived at Darwin.

28 Apr 1945
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J. Smith, RNN(R)) departed Darwin for her 8th war patrol. She was ordered to perform several special operations.

6 May 1945
During the evening HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J. Smith, RNN(R)) landed supplies on one of the Timoer Islands.

7 May 1945
During the evening HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J. Smith, RNN(R)) landed supplies and a party on Keririan.

10 May 1945
In the morning HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J. Smith, RNN(R)) sank a small sailing vessel with a demolition charge near Bawean. The crew and papers had meanwhile been taken off.

16 May 1945
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J. Smith, RNN(R)) ended her 8th war patrol at Darwin.

30 May 1945
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J. Smith, RNN(R)) departed Darwin for her 9th war patrol. She was ordered to perform several special operations.

7 Jun 1945
In the evening HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J. Smith, RNN(R)) landed a party and supplies on Satengar Island.

9 Jun 1945
In the morning HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J. Smith, RNN(R)) sank a sailing vessel with a demolition charge Pulau Tanahjampea. In the afternoon another sailing vessel was sunk, also with a demolition charge. The crews of both vessels had been taken off before they were sunk.

14 Jun 1945
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J. Smith, RNN(R)) ended her 9th war patrol at Darwin.

19 Jun 1945
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J. Smith, RNN(R)) departed Darwin for Fremantle.

28 Jun 1945
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J. Smith, RNN(R)) arrived at Fremantle. Another period of repairs was needed before K XIV could be operational again.

20 Aug 1945
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J. Smith, RNN(R)) was put on the slipway at Fremantle.

26 Aug 1945
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J. Smith, RNN(R)) was put back in the water.


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