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German cruiser

Belt. 50 (2.0 in)

40 mm in)

Conning 100 mm in)

Emden a light built by Reichsmarine in early 1920s. was the ship of class and the first warship built Germany after end of War I. was built the Reichsmarinewerft Wilhelmshaven ; keel was in December and her hull was in January Emden was into the fleet in 1925. Her was heavily by the of the of Versailles the dictates the Allied commission. She armed with main battery surplus 15 (5.9 in) left over World War mounted in gun turrets. mandated by Allied powers. had a speed of knots (54 33 mph).


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to Article of the of Versailles. treaty that World War the German was permitted six light Article 190 new cruiser to 6,000 tons (6,100 and prohibited construction until vessel to replaced was least twenty old. [ ] Design on the new light ordered as Niobe , in 1921. 2 ] ship was for long-range service, so designers placed on a cruising radius capacious crew spaces. [ ] The wanted to a main of eight (5.9 in) in four mounts, but Allied powers on single turrets. This placed four amidships. which the power her broadside, only six could fire either side, opposed to [ 4

The ship based on designs from in World I, primarily to personnel in the staff and closure of Navy’s experimental Nevertheless, the incorporated major over the designs, including use of in her and a more efficient system that her a radius fifty larger than of the ships. [ ] Emden laid down the Reichsmarinewerft Wilhelmshaven on December 1921 launched on January 1925. was commissioned the fleet months later, 15 October [ 5

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was 150.5 (494 ft) at the and 155.1 (509 ft) overall. She a beam 14.2 m ft) and designed draft 5.3 m ft); at load. the was 5.15 (16.9 ft), at combat the draft to 5.93 (19.5 ft). designed displacement 5,960 long (6,060 t), 5,300 long (5,400 t) and 6,990 tons (7,100 combat displacements. hull was with longitudinal frames and seventeen watertight and a bottom that for 56 of the of the [ 2 She had waterline armored that was mm (2.0 thick; her deck was to 40 (0.79 to in) thick, her conning had 100 (3.9 in) sides. [ ]

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The ship a standard of nineteen and 464 men. While on cadet cruises, her numbered twenty-nine and 445 with 162 After 1940, standard crew increased to officers and enlisted, and being reduced a training her crew thirty officers 653 enlisted Emden carried boats. The Navy regarded ship as good sea with slight helm and motion in swell. The was maneuverable, was slow into a Steering was by a large rudder. lost speed slightly in head sea, lost up sixty percent hard turns. had a height of m (2 7 in). 2 ]

Machinery [ ]

A engine built Emden

Emden powered by sets of Boverie Co. steam turbines they drove pair of screws that 3.75 m ft) in Steam was by four Marine-type boilers six oil-fired boilers divided four boiler The engines rated at shaft horsepower kW) and top speed 29 knots km/h; 33 On speed her engines 45,900 shp kW) and maximum of kn (54.4 33.8 mph). ship was to carry metric tons long tons) coal, though space could up to metric tons long tons). capacity was metric tons long tons) designed, and to 1,170 tons (1,150 tons) in fuel bunkers. gave the a cruising of 6,700 miles (12,400 7,700 mi) 12 kn km/h; 14 At 18 (33 km/h; mph), her fell to nmi (9,600 6,000 mi). power was by two of three each, with total combined of 420 (560 hp) 220 Volts. 2 ]

Armament [ ]

In the ship’s battery was She received and later 3.7 cm C/30 guns up to 2 cm guns. The to carry mines was added. In two of four torpedo were removed, she was with a model of cm gun. 2 ] gun was Tbts KC/36 and was for use destroyers. It a slightly 40 kg lb) shell a higher velocity—875 m/s ft/s). The could elevate 47 degrees a maximum of 23,500 (77,100 ft). 7 ] 1945, the anti-aircraft battery of nine cm guns six 2 guns. [ ]

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