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HMS K9

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Name  HMS K9
Commissioned  9 May 1917
Fate  Sold, 23 July 1926
Construction started  28 June 1915
Laid down  28 June 1915
Decommissioned  1921
Length  103 m
Draft  6.38 m
Builder  Vickers, Barrow-in-Furness

HMS K9 was a K class submarine built by Vickers, Barrow-in-Furness. K9 was laid down on 28 June 1915. She was commissioned on 9 May 1917. In 1921, K9 was placed in reserve. K9 was sold in Charlestown on 23 July 1926. It had a complement of fifty-nine crew members and a length of 338 feet (103 m).

Design

Like all British K-class submarines, K9 had a displacement of 1,800 long tons (1,800 t) when at the surface and 2,600 long tons (2,600 t) while submerged. It had a total length of 338 feet (103 m), a beam of 26 feet 6 inches (8.08 m), and a draught of 20 ft 11 in (6.38 m). The submarine was powered by two oil-fired Yarrow Shipbuilders boilers and one geared Brown-Curtis or Parsons steam turbine; this developed 10,500 ship horsepower (7,800 kW) to drive two 7 ft 6 in (2.29 m) screws. It also contained four electric motors each producing 350 to 360 horsepower (260 to 270 kW). It was also fitted with a diesel engine providing 800 hp (600 kW) to be used when steam was being raised, or instead of raising steam.

The submarine had a maximum surface speed of 24 kn (44 km/h; 28 mph) and a submerged speed of 9 to 9.5 kn (16.7 to 17.6 km/h). It could operate at depths of 150 ft (46 m) at 2 kn (3.7 km/h) for 80 nmi (150 km). K9 was fitted with a 3 inches (76 mm) anti-aircraft gun, ten 18-inch (460 mm) torpedo tubes, and two 4-inch (100 mm) deck guns. Its torpedo tubes were fitted to the bows, the midship section, and two were mounted on the deck. Its complement was fifty-nine crew members.

References

HMS K9 Wikipedia


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