Originally planned as a replacement for Nuremberg , which was sunk in the naval battle near the Falkland Islands, in the war building program, the ship was laid down in 1915 at AG Vulcan Stettin . On March 3, 1917, when it was launched , which took place without the usual festivities, it was christened Wiesbaden . The rest of the construction went very slowly, which is why the ship did not come into service until the end of the war. The Wiesbaden shared this fate with seven other ships of her class, which also remained unfinished due to a lack of material and personnel at the shipyards. Construction work had to be stopped in December 1918, five months before the planned completion.
On November 17, 1919, the Wiesbaden was again deleted from the fleet list. Existing conversion plans were not implemented and the unfinished cruiser was scrapped in 1920.
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