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1914 Cruiser Duel: Emden vs. Jemtchug at Penang

Note: I have seen two diagrams of the Emden's attack and they differ in which direction she turned in her "loop" through the harbor. The Emden engaged the Jemtchug, turned under ineffective fire from the small French ships, and finished off the Russian cruiser.

The Emden was a small light cruiser with ten 105mm guns. The most famous of the German raiders of World War I, she captured a large number of British merchant ships in the Indian Ocean and made daring raids into Madras and Penang.  At Madras (British India) the Emden shelled and burned oil storage tanks; at Penang (now Malaysia) she made a foray into the harbor but, finding warships there, focused her attack on the largest enemy ship but did not sink the merchant traffic.  Although Penang was a British Empire possession, the ships defending it were from her World war I allies, France and Russia; a French torpedo-gunboat and three destroyers (all but one in harbor) and a Russian cruiser the Jemtchug (or Zhemchug).  This small cruiser, about the same size as the Emden, had 8 4.7-inch guns (originally it only had 6, 2 more were added before this battle). This ship was a veteran of the Russo-Japanese war. After the Jemtchug was sunk, the Emden withdrew but then stopped a British freighter approaching Penang.  This ship was not sunk as the Emden then had to deal with an incoming French destroyer the Mousquet (300 tons, 28 knots).  The Emden attacked and destroyed her before evading other pursuers.