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WIESBADEN

Fleet

HochSeeFlotte

Ship Type

Nickname

Ship Class

Wiesbaden

Grouping

2nd Scouting Group

Command

Builder's Yard

Vulkan AG, Stettin

Budget Year

Construction Notes

Date Laid Down

Launch Date

20.01.2015

Completed date

23.08.2015

Commission date

Year laid down

1913

Year launched

1915

Year completed

Commission Year

1915

Pennant No

Photo Details

Courtesy Alexander Monreal

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The wreck was not discovered until 1983 by German Navy divers. They removed both screws.

Sister ships

Eventual Fate

Jutland result

Struck by multiple gunfire and a torpedo strike at 2,000 yards from HMS Onslow. She sank between 01:45 and 02:45 June 1st 1916.

Ready for action after dock repairs

Commander

Fregattenkapitän Fritz Reiß

Noteable Officers

Heizer Hugo Zenne, Gorch Fock

Crew complement

Officers

17 (peacetime)

Ratings

Killed

589

Wounded

Prisoners

Displacement full Load (tons)

6,601 long

Artefacts Data

Torpedo (Thyboron Sea War Museum, Denmark)

Ship's Model

Length (ft)

477'

Length (mtrs)

145.30000000000001

Beam (ft)

46'

Beam (mtrs)

13.9

Draught (ft)

18.9'

Draught (mtrs)

5.76

Max. Speed (knots)

27.5

Range (miles)

5,500 at 12 kts

Range (kilometres)

Fuel

Carried 1,280 long tons of coal and 460 lomg tons of oil giving her a range of 4,800 nm (5,500 miles).

Propulsion

10 coal fired water tube and 2 oil fred boilers. Gave 31,000 shp (shaft horsepower).

Armour Main Belt

2.4" (60 mm)

Deck Armour

60 mm

Turret Armour IN CM

Conning Tower Armour

3.9" (100 mm)

Barbette Armour

Weight of armour

Armour / Displacement Ratio

Watertight compartments

General Notes

Fire Control Table

Fire Control - Clock

Primary Gun calibre

No. Primary Turrets

8

Guns (No.barrels)

16

Primary gun layout

Rounds per main gun

Effective broadside guns

Primary shell Weight (inches or cm)

Primary Broadside Weight

Secondary Gun Calibre

8.8 cm SK L/45

Guns (No.barrels) 2

2

Rounds per secondary

Other Armament

Elevation (degrees)

Gunnery Range (yards)

17,600

Gunnery Range (metres)

Rate of Fire (rds per minute)

Shells expended Main

Mines dropped

Shells expended Secondary

Torpedoes fired

Gunnery Notes

Torpedo Type IN

No. tubes

4

Torpedo Type MM

500

No. Mines

Torpedo Notes

References & sources