North German Lloyd History and Ephemera 1880s-1994
To the enterprise of satisfied citizens in the city of Bremen, this large business owes its existence. Begun in 1856 by Herr H. H. Meier, who brought into line the various shipping interests of Bremen, and induced them to merge into one company. The combined companies included the Weser Haute Steamship Company, the Unter Weser and Ober Weser Steam Tug Companies and the Ober Weser Universal Shipping Insurance Association.
North German Lloyd runs many routes from its headquarters at Bremen. Among them are those to New York that includes many express steamers and many ordinary mail steamers, all calling at Southampton or Cherbourg; to Baltimore direct; to Galveston direct. There are no first-class passengers by this line; to Brazil; to the River Plate, calling at principal ports on the way.
There are also routes for their fleet of imperial mail steamers between Bremen and Hamburg and eastern Asia. Additional routes include Bremen and Australia, and a freight line to east Asia, which runs in connexion with the Hamburg America Line. In pursuance of the German policy of securing the feeders to maintain traffic, the Norddeutscher Lloyd purchased the ships and business of the Kinsing Line and of the Scottish Oriental Company, when it began seriously to develop its Eastern trade.
Photographs and Images from the Norddeutscher Lloyd
Administration Building at Bremen (Verwaltungsgebäude Bremen). SS Bremen Passenger List, 3 October 1930. GGA Image ID # 16091fd2e4
Signal Flags, National Flags, and Sea Markings (Signal-Flaggen, Nationalflaggen, und Seezeichen). SS Bremen Passenger List , 3 October 1930. GGA Image ID # 1609439f04
Track Chart of the North Atlantic, Norddeutscher Lloyd. SS Bremen Passenger List, 3 October 1930. GGA Image ID # 160992fa5d