|Name||No||Yard No||Builder||Laid down||Launched||Comp||Fate|
|Wiesbaden||357||Vulcan, Stettin||1913||30.1.1915||23.8.1915||sunk 1.6.1916|
|Frankfurt||40||KW Kiel||1913||20.3.1915||20.8.1915||interned 11.1918, beached 21.6.1919|
|Displacement normal, t||
|Displacement full, t||
145.3 oa 141.7 wl
6.06 deep load
|No of shafts||
Frankfurt: 2 Marine steam turbines, 14 Marine boilers
Wiesbaden: 2 sets Marine geared / hydraulic geared steam turbines, 12 Marine boilers
|Power, h. p.||
|Max speed, kts||
coal 1280 + oil 470
belt: 60 - 18, deck: 40 - 20, slopes: 60 - 40, glacises: 100, CT: 100, shields: 50
8 x 1 - 149/42 SK L/45 C/09, 4 x 1 - 52/52 SK L/55 C/03, 2 - 500 TT (beam), 2 x 1 - 500 TT, 120 mines
These two cruisers belonged to the 1912 programme. Their keels were laid at the end of 1913, but completion was delayed when higher priority was given to other work after war broke out. However their working up period was short and they were soon serving with the Scouting Forces. Wiesbaden differed in having hydraulic drive on one shaft and a geared cruising turbine on the other.
Main belt was 60mm thick abreast machinery and 18mm at ship ends, it was closed fwd by 40mm bulkhead. 40mm protective deck above machinery was connected with the belt by 60mm slopes, ship ends were protected by 20mm deck with 40mm slopes. CT had 100mm sides and 20mm roof, guns had 50mm shields and 20mm protection of ammunition hoists.
1915, both: - 4 x 1 - 52/52; + 2 x 1 - 88/45 SK L/45 C/13
Wiesbaden was sunk during the Battle of Jutland, 1 June 1916. Frankfurt served with the Scouting Forces and was interned at Scapa Flow after the armistice. The attempt to scuttle her failed, and she was beached. She was handed over to the US Navy and sunk as bombing trials target on 18 July 1921 off Cape Henry, Virginia.