Talk:German cruiser Emden

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Relationship with other ships called Emden[edit]

German cruiser Emden seems a strange choice of name for this article which describes one of three German (light) cruisers called Emden. I notice there are a number of WW2 ship articles with the prefix German cruiser or German battleship. However, the similar WW1 ships seem to be referred to with the simpler prefix SMS. What would an article on the second Emden be called?

The article itself refers to it being the third Emden but doesn't link to pages for the other two. Note that there is already a detailed article on the famous First World War merchant raider Emden (i.e. the first Emden), see SMS Emden.

There is a useful article in the German wikipedia called Emden (Schiff) at http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emden_(Schiff) which describes in detail all three cruisers and also two frigates called Emden although it has much less information on this third Emden than is provided here.

How about a disambiguation page for Emden that could clear this up? Nigel Campbell 00:31, 17 August 2005 (UTC)

I am confuse, In the start of the article it states she was given 4 single turret. The Botton picture also show single turret. Yet the stats table on the right says 8*5.9" gun. When was the refit done? Or is it a mistake?Muniam 10:00, 3 august 2006

Original design was 4 twin turrets, this was changed to 8 single turrets. Click on the picture in the table to magnify it, then you will see that two single-turrets were put on each side of the ship. Nevfennas 10:33, 3 August 2006 (UTC)
Added a small clarification ( 8 less effective single-gun turrets)--Muniam 15:57, 9 August 2006 (UTC)

Source?[edit]

Near the header, there is this interesting detail:

"She was armed with a main battery of surplus 15 cm (5.9 in) guns left over from World War I, mounted in single gun turrets, as mandated by the Allied powers."

I found no mention of the sort in the Versailles treaty. Strange, too, since the K-classes, also made before the AGNT had a new turret design and all. Can somebody point me to the source? Thanks in advance. MVictorP (talk) 19:49, 12 August 2013 (UTC)

Versailles also set up the Military Inter-Allied Commission of Control, which had authority over all German armaments produced during the Treaty period. If you want to know more about this, read Technology and Naval Combat in the Twentieth Century and Beyond by Phillips O'Brien (around page 112).
The specific citation is lower in the main body of the article, in the first paragraph of the "Design" section. Parsecboy (talk) 19:59, 12 August 2013 (UTC)