Allied Warships


K VIII class

4 ships

The submarine HNMS K IX (N 39) of the Royal Dutch Navy.

Technical information

Displacement583 / 810 BRT 
Complement31 men 
Armament1 3.5" gun
1 12.7mm MG
4 17.7" torpedo tubes (2 bow, 2 stern)
10 torpedoes 
Max speed16 / 8 knots (surfaced/submerged)
EnginesDiesels / Electric 
Power1550 / 400 HP  (surfaced/submerged)
Notes on classThese boats benefitted from late WWI-war experiences and adjustments could be made to their design. 

All ships of the K VIII class

Royal Australian Navy Royal Australian Navy (more on Royal Australian Navy)

HMAS K 9 (N 39)

Royal Dutch Navy Royal Dutch Navy (more on Royal Dutch Navy)

HNMS K IX (N 39)
HNMS K X Lost on 2 Mar 1942

4 Submarines of the K VIII class. 1 of them was lost.

Full wartime service history on this vessel.

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