World war one image of a man standing on a ship's dock watching a another ship ...

World war one image of a man standing on a ship's dock watching a another ship run aground, magic lantern slide. SMS Emden ('His Majesty's Ship Emden') was the second and final member of the Dresden class of light cruisers built for the Imperial German Navy (Kaiserliche Marine). Named for the town of Emden, she was laid down at the Kaiserliche Werft (Imperial Dockyard) in Danzig in 1906. Her hull was launched in May 1908, and completed in July 1909. She had one sister ship, Dresden. Like the preceding Konigsberg-class cruisers, Emden was armed with ten 10.5 cm (4.1 in) guns and two torpedo tubes. Muller took Emden to raid the Cocos Islands, where he landed a contingent of sailors to destroy British facilities. There, Emden was attacked by the Australian cruiser HMAS Sydney. The more powerful Australian ship quickly inflicted serious damage and forced Muller to run his ship aground to prevent her from sinking. Emden's wreck was quickly destroyed by wave action, and was broken up for scrap in the 1950s.
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