light cruiser Emden was the sole ship of its class. The third cruiser to bear
the designation Emden was the first new warship manufactured in Germany after
World War I.
The K class was a class of light cruisers of the German
Reichsmarine and Kriegsmarine, made up of three ships called after German cities
beginning with the letter K Königsberg, Karlsruhe, Köln. It's also classified
as Königsberg class according to the convention of naming classes after the
first finished vessel.
The K class ships were succeeded by a modified
two-ship class made up of the Leipzig and the Nürnberg which differed from
them mainly in terms of having only one funnel instead of two, and having the
two astern turrets on the centerline, as well as moderately different equipment
(but keeping the dual propulsion concept). These ships had the same defects of
constructional weakness and instability as the K class, and were moreover limited
to the Baltic and North Sea throughout World War II for these reasons.
The Leipzig class was a category of light cruisers of the German Kriegsmarine,
made up of two ships called after German cities, Leipzig and Nürnberg. The
Leipzig class, an enhanced K class cruiser, was the last class of light cruisers
built by Germany. Counter to the practice used in the K class, with the Leipzig
class designers choosing to mount the gun turrets on the center line once more.
The secondary ship of the class, Nürnberg ,was slightly altered and
divergent from the original design. The Nürnberg, which became the Russian
Admiral Makarov, carried on for years to follow (NHC).
Warships, 1815-1945: Major Surface Vessels.
Warships, 1815-1945: U-boats and Mine Warfare Vessels.
German warships of the Second World War.
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