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Early Post-WWII Dutch Submarines: Unbuilt 3 and 4 pressure hull designs

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These drawings can be found on the site Dutchsubmarines.com, albeit in multiple segments. The cargo submarine concept is a throw back to the WWI German concept - perhaps even the later the later "milch cow" u-boats? I do have to wonder if this design was prompted by the Dutch experience in the East Indies, where land bases were lost to the Japanese so quickly that the utility of the Dutch submarine flotilla was severely limited. Did the Dutch intend to rebuilt their East Indies submarine flotilla after the war?

The triple hulled design was eventually produced as the Dolfijn class, which in turn was replaced in production by a variant of the American Albacore design.

The unbuilt 1,125 combat submarine, 1,600 cargo submarine and the final Dolfign class are all represented in the below attachments.
 

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