Allied Warships

HNMS K XVI

Submarine of the K XIV class

NavyThe Royal Dutch Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassK XIV 
Pennant 
Built byRotterdamsche Droogdok Maatschappij, (Rotterdam , Holland) 
Ordered30 May 1929 
Laid down30 May 1930 
Launched8 Apr 1933 
Commissioned30 Jan 1934 
Lost25 Dec 1941 
Loss position2° 30'N, 109° 50'E
History

HrMs K XVI (Lt.Cdr. Louis Jan Jarman, RNN) was torpedoed and sunk by the Japanese submarine I-66 (offsite link) about 60 nautical miles west of Kuching in position 02º30'N, 109º50'E. All 36 crewmembers were lost with the ship.

In early October 2011 the wreck of K XVI was found by a diving team from Australia / Singapore. The exact position will not be disclosed to the public. 

Commands listed for HNMS K XVI

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CommanderFromTo
1luitenant ter zee 1e klasse (Lt.Cdr.) Frederik Johan Adolf Knoops, RNN13 Dec 19399 Nov 1940
2luitenant ter zee 2e klasse (Lt.) Louis Jan Jarman, RNN9 Nov 194025 Dec 1941 (+)

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The page for this submarine was last updated in January 2014.

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

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

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

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

14 Dec 1941
HrMs K XVI (Lt.Cdr. L.J. Jarman, RNN) arrived at Surabaya.

15 Dec 1941
After taking on board fuel, supplies and having some small repairs done to the boat, HrMs K XVI (Lt.Cdr. L.J. Jarman, RNN) departed Surabaya for the South China Sea.

24 Dec 1941
HrMs K XVI (Lt.Cdr. L.J. Jarman, RNN) torpedoed and sank the Japanese destroyer Sagiri (offsite link) off Kuching, Borneo.

K XVI reported this sinking by signal. She had 8 torpedoes remaining after this attack. Dutch naval command signalled the boat to return to Surabaya but nothing more was heard or seen from K XVI.


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