Hr. Ms. K XVI

War at Sea


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Sets

Unit Card:

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Set - Rarity - Number

First Strike - N/A - 13/72

History:

HNLMS K XVI was one of five K XIV class submarines built for the Royal Netherlands Navy (RNN). Entering service in 1934, the submarine was deployed to the Netherlands East Indies. On 24 December 1941, K XVI torpedoed and sank the Japanese destroyer Sagiri; the first Allied submarine to sink a Japanese warship. A day later, the Dutch submarine was torpedoed by Japanese submarine I-66 off Borneo, with all aboard killed. The wreck of K XVI was rediscovered in October 2011 by a group of recreational divers.

Reviews:

Vergilius Powergaming Evaluation:
The Dutch get a second submarine. Their first submarine was overshadowed by the Truculent, though otherwise solid and appropriate power for 12 points. This submarine introduces a single hull sub similar to the Ambra. Risky attack provides it some flavor to distinguish it from Ambra. B

Plastic Figures Notes

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A miniature in various materials is availble at Shapeways in Driewolf's Depot

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