UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Washington, DC 20549 SCHEDULE 13G Under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 (Amendment No. 4)* KNOT Offshore Partners LP ------------------------------------------------------------------ (Name of Issuer) Common Units Representing Limited Partner Interests ------------------------------------------------------------------ (Title of Class of Securities) Y48125101 ------------------------------------------------------------------ (CUSIP Number) December 31, 2019 ------------------------------------------------------------------ (Date of Event Which Requires Filing of this Statement) Check the appropriate box to designate the rule pursuant to which this Schedule is filed: [X] Rule 13d-1 (b) [ ] Rule 13d-1 (c) [ ] Rule 13d-1 (d) * The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting person's initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information which would alter the disclosures provided in a prior cover page. The information required in the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed to be "filed" for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 ("Act") or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act, but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see the Notes.) CUSIP NO. Y48125101 13G/A 1 Name of Reporting Person Advisory Research Inc. ------------------------------------------------------------------ 2 Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (a) [ ] (b) [ ] ------------------------------------------------------------------ 3 SEC Use Only ------------------------------------------------------------------ 4 Citizenship or Place of Organization Delaware ------------------------------------------------------------------ Number of Sole Voting Power 5 0 Shares ----------------------------------------------- Beneficially 6 Shared Voting Power Owned By 0 ----------------------------------------------- Each 7 Sole Dispositive Power Reporting 0 ----------------------------------------------- Person 8 Shared Dispositive Power With 0 ------------------------------------------------------------------ 9 Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person 0 ------------------------------------------------------------------ 10 Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (9) Excludes Certain Shares [ ] ------------------------------------------------------------------ 11 Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (9) 0.0% ------------------------------------------------------------------ 12 Type of Reporting Person IA ------------------------------------------------------------------ CUSIP NO. Y48125101 13G/A ------------------------------------------------------------------ Item 1 (a) Name of Issuer: KNOT Offshore Partners, LP (b) Name of Issuer's Principal Executive Offices: 2 Queen's Cross Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire AB15 4YB United Kingdom Item 2 (a) Person Filing: Advisory Research, Inc. (b) Address: Advisory Research, Inc. 180 N. Stetson Ave., Suite 5500 Chicago, IL 60601 (c) Citizenship: Advisory Research, Inc. is a Delaware Corporation. (d) Title of Class of Securities: Common Units Representing Limited Partner Interests (e) CUSIP Number: Y48125101 Item 3 If this statement is filed pursuant to sections 240.13d-1(b) or 240.13d-2(b) or (c), check whether the person filing is a: Advisory Research, Inc. is an investment advisor in accordance with section 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(E) Item 4 Ownership (a) Amount Beneficially Owned: (i) Advisory Research, Inc.: 0 (b) Percent of Class (i) Advisory Research, Inc.: 0.0% (c) Number of shares as to which reporting person has: (i) Sole Voting Power 0 Shares (ii) Shared Voting Power 0 Shares (iii) Sole Dispositive Power 0 Shares (iv) Shared Dispositive Power 0 Shares Item 5 Ownership of Five Percent or Less of a Class: X Item 6 Ownership of More than Five Percent on Behalf of Another Person: Not Applicable Item 7 Identification and Classification of the Subsidiary Which Acquired the Security being Reported on by the Parent Holding Company: Not Applicable Item 8 Identification and Classification if Members of the Group: Not Applicable Item 9 Notice of Dissolution of Group: Not Applicable Item 10 Certification By signing below I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, the securities referred to above were acquired and are held in the ordinary course of business and were not acquired and are not held for the purpose of or with the effect of changing or influencing the control of the issuer of the securities and were not acquired and are not held in connection with or as a participant in any transaction having that purpose or effect. In accordance with Rule 13d-4 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, each of the persons filing this statement expressly disclaim the beneficial ownership of the securities covered by this statement and the filing of this report shall not be construed as an admission by such persons that they are the beneficial owners of such securities. SIGNATURES The undersigned certify, after reasonable inquiry and to the best knowledge and belief of the undersigned, that the information set forth in this Statement is true, complete and correct. The undersigned agree to the filing of this single Statement on Schedule 13G. Advisory Research, Inc. Date: February 13, 2020 By: /s/ Matthew K. Swaim Name: Matthew K. Swaim Title: Chief Executive Officer