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  • Submarine-class ID wanted

    Hello,

    AS some of you know I am investigating the history of the HIH Siderius artillery factory in Rotterdam/The Hague.
    This company designed and produced the 8,8cm submarineguns for the Dutch Navy K14 class boats. After 1934, when the company was dissolved and material as well as personnel was taken over by Wilton-Fijenoord shipyard, the same guns were still produced for O-class subs by that company. See: http://www.network54.com/Forum/330333/t ... ord-Bofors

    In "Persicoop op! De oorlogsgeschiedenis van den onderzeedienst der Koninklijke Marine", by Van Beer/Marvo, this picture is shown. It depicts a Dutch submarine during wartime, fitted with a 8,8cm gun. If it's a K-14 class sub, this gun is HIH Siderius, if it's O-clas, it's a Wilton-Fijenoord-Bofors marked gun.

    Who can ID this submarine class, please?

    Kind regards,

    Nuyt
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    Hello Arnout,

    The K XIV boats had a raised hatch above the forward torpedoroom. So I suspect it to be an O-boat.

    Best regards, Leon.
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    • #3
      Thanks Leon!

      Tks for that picture. great view of the HIH Siderius 8,8cm deck gun as well as the 40mm pompoms on the tower...

      Greetings,

      Arnout

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