Fleet of Express Steamers, Associated Steamship Lines and Description of Steamers - 1889
The Company's Fleet of Fast Express Steamers
on the New York Line,
Consists of the following Magnificent Steamships:
Of 5,000 to 6,000 Tons & 8,000 to 10,000 Horse-Power
Sailing Every Wednesday and Saturday from NEW YORK.
Every Wednesday and SATURDAY from Bremen
Every SUNDAY and THURSDAY from SOUTHAMPTON.
Extra Steamers during the Travelling Season. Steamers between Southampton and Havre will sail daily during the Paris Exposition (1889).
Norddeutscher Lloyd Steamship Co.
NEW YORK EXPRESS LINE.
The Norddeutscher Lloyd Steamship Company maintains a service twice a week between New York, Southampton and Bremen. Extra sailings during the travelling season.
Steamers leave New York every Wedesday and Saturday and land passengers at Southampt n in less than 7 1/2 days after leaving New York.
Steamers sail from Bremen Piers, Foot of Second Street, Hoboken, New Jersey.
Hoboken can be reached from New York by the Barclay St. (do wn-to wn) or Christopher St. (up-town) Ferries, which land passengers at the same slip in Hoboken, about 5 minutes walk from the Bremen steamers.
London is reached from Southampton by rail in about 2 hours by Special Nord-
deutscher Lloyd Trains and cars. Trains leave and arrive at the Waterloo station in London.
After landing passengers, mail and specie at Southampton, the steamers proceed at once without further delay to Bremerhaven, (the harbor of the Norddeutscher Lloyd fleet). The trip occupies about 24 hours.
Passengers are transferred to the railway train in waiting on the quay at Bremerhaven and reach Bremen in 1 1/2 hours from Bremerhaven.
Bremen is a railway center in frequent and direct cornmunication with the interior of Germany Switzerland, Austria, etc.
Paris is reached in 8 hours from London via Dover and Calais, also via Southampton and Havre, in about 12 hours. Southwestern Railway Co.'s steamers leave Southampton for Havre and vice versa, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday evening: in the summer, daily. The Havre steamers leave from the landing dock at Southampton.
THE OTHER LINES OF THE NORDDEUTSCHER LLOYD STEAMSHIP CO.
PLY BETWEEN THE FOLLOWING PORTS:
From Bremen to Baltimore, weekly, except during the winter months.
From Bremen, via Antwerp, Lisbon, Bahia, Rio de Janeiro and Santos, monthly steamers.
BUENOS AYRES OR RIVER PLATE LINE.
From Bremen via Coruna, Vigo, Montevideo and Buenos Ayres, fortnightly steamers.
From Bremen, via Antwerp, Southampton, Genoa, Port Said, Suez, Aden, Colombo Singapore, Hongkong and Shanghai, monthly steamers.
From Bremen, via Antwerp, Southampton, Genoa, Port Said, Suez, Aden, Colombo, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney, monthly steamers.
JAPANESE BRANCH LINE.
Hongkong, via Yokohama, Hiogo and Nagasaki, steamers run in connection with China Line.
BRANCH LINE TO SAMOA, AND TONGA ISLANDS, SOUTH PACIFIC.
Sydney to Tonga and Samoa Islands, run in connection with Australian Line.
Brindisi to Port Said, run in connection with China and Australian Line.
Passengers are booked through from New York by any of the above mentioned lines.
Description of Steamers
The fast Express Steamers of the Norddeutscher Lloyd running on the New York Line were all built by John Elder & Co. (now the Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Co.), Glasgow, Scotland. In the interior and exterior arrangements and fittings the steamers are very much alike.
These steamers, built of iron and steel, are all of the largest and most modern type. They are classed in the highest grade of the Bureau Veritas, with several extras over the requirements, such as lower and orlop decks of iron and steel and additional water-tight bulkheads.
The greatest care and attention have been bestowed upon the construction of compartments and water-tight bulkheads, and the efficiency of these safeguards has been amply proved by actually filling each compartment with water and thus testing the strength of the bulkheads in case of accident. The steamers are fully provided with life-boats, rafts and preservers, and with every improvement conducive to safety and comfort.
All the deck work is constructed either of teak or iron and steel, and, with a view to protect the vessels from the heavy Atlantic seas, strongly constructed turtlebacks are placed over both ends of the ship. The steamers are rigged with four pole masts of iron, carrying yards on the foremast only. Owing to their powerful engines these steamers are able to maintain a high rate of speed in nearly all weather, thus arriving with great regularity.
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