The German 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
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).
German Warships, 1815-1945: Major Surface Vessels.
German Warships, 1815-1945: U-boats and Mine Warfare Vessels.
German warships of the Second World War.
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