SMS Wiesbaden


This class of two Small Cruisers was very similar to the preceding Graudenz class, but differed in an important detail: they were fitted with eight 15cm guns from the start, making them the first German small cruisers to be equipped with this type of armament. Both ships entered fleet service in 1915.

Ship data

Relative combat value: 2222

Basic damage control capacity: 117%


Displacement: 5180 tons

Length: 145 m

Width: 14 m

Draught: 5 m

Standard crew: 474


Maximum speed (undamaged): 27 knots

Endurance: 8894 km

Coal capacity: 1750 tons

Armour protection

Conning tower armour: 4

Hull armour: 0.75

Main belt armour: 2.4

Deck armour: 1.5

Best armour type: Harvey


8 x 15cm SK L/45 22(S), centrally controlled. Ammo: 1024 rounds

2 x 8,8cm Flak L/45, centrally controlled. Ammo: 400 rounds

2 x 50cm G7 Torpedoes, centrally controlled. Ammo: 6 torpedoes

2 x 50cm G7 Torpedoes, centrally controlled. Ammo: 2 torpedoes

120 mines

Ships in class

  • Wiesbaden
  • Frankfurt