Weisbaden Class

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Wiesbaden Class.  German Light Cruisers of the Weisbaden Class.  Photos and history of Weisbaden and Frankfurt of the Weisbaden Class German light cruisers.                    
Wiesbaden 30th January 1915 Sunk on 1st June 1916.
Frankfurt 20th March 1915 Sunk 18th July 1921.

Frankfurt

Frankfurt, beached, 1919.

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Frankfurt, beached, 1919.

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Frankfurt , launched in 1915 and sunk in 1921.  

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Baden and Frankfurt

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I believe the ship is SMS Frankfurt as completed with both main mast search lights sighted at the same level. Wiesbaden was sunk at Jutland 1 June 1916 and had a single search light on the main mast and two level search lights on the fore mast.  Both these sister ships differed from SMS Graudenz and Rensburg in the disposition and calibre of the main armament. The former had their 15cm forward waist guns carried on the main deck rather than on the same level as the forward gun. The main armament of the Graudenz class were 10.5cm compared with the 15cm of the Wiesbaden's. The recess and gun mounting can be clearly seen between the fore mast and first funnel.  Dave Mallinson

Its definitely a German Light cruiser. Something like the SMS Regensburg/Graudenz/Frankfurt, or of similar classification. - Carl Proctor

Thanks to both of you for your help.   (originally on unidentified ships page here)