Allied Warships

HMAS K 9 (N 39)

Submarine of the K VIII class

NavyThe Royal Australian Navy
ClassK VIII 
PennantN 39 
Built byKoninklijke Maatschappij De Schelde (Vlissingen (Flushing), The Netherlands) 
Laid down1 Mar 1919 
Launched23 Dec 1922 
Commissioned22 Jun 1943 
End service31 Mar 1944 

Former Dutch submarine HrMs K IX.
Intended to be used for ASW training but due to many defects she saw almost no service.
Decommissioned on 31 March 1944.  

Former nameHrMs K IX

Commands listed for HMAS K 9 (N 39)

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1Lt. Frederick Melbourne Piggott, RNR22 Jun 194331 Mar 1944

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