North German Lloyd
(Norddeutscher Lloyd)

Germany

North German Lloyd and Hamburg-American Line merged to form Hapag-Lloyd in 1970.
The Bremen and Europa were transferred to the new company.

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Passenger list of the Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse
(sailed from Bremen to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg on February 28, 1899)
Includes sailings February-May 1899
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse
Kaiser Friedrich
Bremen, Southampton, Cherbourg, New York
Bremen
Friedrich der Grosse
Königin Luise
Lahn
Trave
Barbarossa
Prinz-Regent Luitpold
Bremen, Southampton, New York

(One roundtrip voyage only: Barbarossa and Prinz-Regent Luitpold.)

Willehad
Weimar
H.H. Meier

(One roundtrip voyage each only)

Bremen, New York

Sailings 1903 (various dates)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
North German Lloyd:
Sailings February-September 1903
Express Steamers:
Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse
Kronprinz Wilhelm
Kaiser Wilhelm II
Kaiserin Maria Theresia
Bremen, Southampton, Cherbourg, New York.
Return voyages: New York, Plymouth, Cherbourg, Bremen.
Sailings February-July 1903
Mail Steamers:
Königin Luise
Grosser Kurfürst
Friedrich der Grosse
Barbarossa
Bremen

(Also occasional one-way or return voyages by: Brandenburg, Zieten, Neckar, Main, Hannover, König Albert and Prinzess Irene)

Typical voyages:
Bremen, Southampton or Cherbourg, New York.
Return voyages: Plymouth, Cherbourg, New York.
Sailings January-September 1903
Brandenburg
Brselau
Chemnitz
Rhein
Neckar
Cassel

(Also occasional voyages by: Köln, Frankfurt and Main)

Bremen, Baltimore
Sailings February-May 1903
Köln
Frankfurt
Hannover
Bremen, Baltimore, Galveston

(Occasionally via New York or direct to Galveston.)

Sailings February-August 1903
Lahn
Trave
Hohenzollern
Genoa, Naples, Gibraltar, New York
Weimar
König Albert
Prinzess Irene
Gera
Genoa, Naples, New York
Sailings February-May 1903
Halle
Bonn
Erlangen
Bremen, Antwerp, Leixoes/Oporto, Lisbon, Bahia, Rio de Janeiro, Santos

(No return voyages listed.)

Aachen
Crefeld
Wittenberg
Bremen, Antwerp, Leixoes/Oporto, Lisbon, Pernambuco, Rio de Janeiro, Santos

(No return voyages listed.)

Sailings January-May 1903
Pfalz
Schleswig
Wittekind
Bremen, Antwerp, Southampton, Cherbourg, Coruña, Villagarcia or Vigo, Montevideo, Buenos Aires

(No return voyages listed.)

Sailings February-May 1903
Norderney
Borkum
Helgoland
Bremen, Antwerp, Coruña, Villagarcia or Vigo, Montevideo, Buenos Aires

(No return voyages listed.)

Sailings February-April 1903
Stolberg
Mainz
Coblenz
Bremen, Antwerp, Coruña, Villagarcia or Vigo (optional), Havana, Cienfuegos, Manzanillo

(No return voyages listed.)

Sailings January-July 1903
Rhein
Oldenburg
Karlsruhe
Stuttgart
Darmstadt
Seydlitz
Bremen, Antwerp, Southampton, Genoa, Naples, Port Sais, Suez, Aden, Colombo, Fremantle, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney

(No return voyages listed.)

Sailings February-July 1903
North German Lloyd:
Zieten
Roon
Sachsen
Bayern

Hamburg-American Line:
Kiautschou
Hamburg

Bremen, Rotterdam, Antwerp, Southampton, Gibraltar, Genoa, Naples, Port Said, Suez, Aden, Colombo, Penang, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Nagasaki, Kobe, Yokohama

(No return voyages listed.)

Sailings February-June 1903
North German Lloyd:
Sachsen
Bayern
Prinz Regent Luitpold
Preussen
Prinz Heinrich

Hamburg-American Line:
Kiautschou

Hamburg, Antwerp, Southampton, Gibraltar, Genoa, Naples, Port Said, Suez, Aden, Colombo, Penang, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Nagasaki, Kobe, Yokohama

(No return voyages listed.)

Passenger list of the George Washington
(sailed from New York for Bremen via Plymouth and Cherbourg on April 16, 1914)
Includes sailings for 1914
Vessel(s) Ports of call
North German Lloyd:
Sailings March-August 1914
George Washington
Kronprinz Wilhelm
Kronprinzessin Cecilie
Prinz Friedrich Wilhelm
Kaiser Wilhelm II
Bremen, Southampton, Cherbourg, New York.
Return voyages: New York, Plymouth, Cherbourg, Bremen.
Bremen
Grosser Kurfürst
Seydlitz
Königin Luise
Barbarossa
Bremen, New York.

(One voyage only: Seydlitz, Königin Luise and Barbarossa.)

Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse
Grosser Kurfürst
Barbarossa
Bremen
Bremen, New York.
Return voyages: New York, Plymouth, Cherbourg, Bremen.

(One voyage only: Grosser Kurfürst, Barbarossa and Bremen.)

Berlin
Friedrich der Grosse
Bremen
Bremen, Boulogne, New York.
Return voyages: New York, Plymouth, Cherbourg, Bremen.

(One voyage only: Friedrich der Grosse and Bremen.)

Sailings April-November 1914
Berlin
König Albert
Prinzess Irene
1) Genoa, Naples, Palermo, Gibraltar, New York
2) Genoa, Naples, Palermo, New York
3) Genoa, Naples, Gibraltar, New York
Return voyages:
1) New York, Gibraltar, Algiers, Naples, Genoa (Berlin only)
2) New York, Gibraltar, Naples, Genoa
3) New York, Algiers, Naples, Genoa (Prinzess Irene only)
4) New York, Palermo, Naples, Genoa (Berlin only)
Sailings March-June 1914
Friedrich der Grosse
Chemnitz
Rhein
Main
Cassel
Neckar
Bremen, Philadelphia (Neckar and Main only), Baltimore.
Return voyages directly to Bremen.
Sailings March-April 1914
Breslau
Brandenburg
Bremen, Baltimore, Galveston.
Return voyages directly to Bremen.
Sailings April-June 1914
Wittekind
Brandenburg
Chemnitz
Breslau
Bremen, Philadelphia, Galveston.
Return voyages directly to Bremen.
Sailings April 1914
Sailings April-August 1914
Sierra Cordoba
Sierra Salvada
Sierra Ventana
Sierra Nevada
Gotha
Giessen
Bremen, Antwerp, Boulogne, Coruña, Lisbon, Rio de Janeiro, Montevideo, Buenos Aires.
Return voyages: Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Rio de Janeiro, Madeira, Lisbon, Vigo, Boulogne, Bremen.
Sailings April-August 1914
Eisenach
Erlangen
Aachen
Würzburg
Crefeld
Coburg
Bremen, Antwerp, Leixoes, Lisbon, Madeira, Pernambuco, Bahia, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Francisco do Sul, Santos.

(Ports of call on return voyages not listed.)

Sailings January-March 1914
Schleswig 1) Venice, Alexandria.
2) Venice, Corfu, Alexandria.

(Return voyages reversed, except one voyage: Alexandria, Jaffa, Venice)

Sailings January-July 1914
Prinz Heinrich
Prinz Regent Luitpold
Marseilles, Naples, Alexandria.

(Prinz Heinrich: one outward voyage via Genoa, one homeward voyage each via Jaffa and Beirut)

Sailings March-July 1914
Bülow
Lützow
Prinz Ludwig
Göben
Derfflinger
Kleist
Prinz Eitel Friedrich
Yorck
Prinzess Alice
1) Hamburg, Antwerp, Southampton, Lisbon, Algiers, Genoa, Naples, Port Said, Suez, Aden, Colombo, Penang, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Nagasaki, Kobe (Hiogo), Yokohama.
Return voyages:
Yokohama, Kobe (Hiogo), Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Penang, Colombo, Aden, Suez, Port Said, Naples, Genoa, Algiers, Southampton, Antwerp, Bremen.

2) Bremen, Rotterdam, Antwerp, Southampton, Gibraltar, Algiers, Genoa, Naples, Port Said, Suez, Aden, Colombo, Penang, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tsingtau, Kobe (Hiogo), Yokohama.
Return voyages:
Yokohama, Kobe (Hiogo), Nagasaki, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Penang, Colombo, Aden, Suez, Port Said, Naples, Genoa, Algiers, Gibraltar, Southampton, Antwerp, Hamburg.

(Occasional calls at Funchow between Shanghai and Hong Kong on return voyages.)

Sailings April-August 1914
Manila Singapore, Batavia, Macassar, Amboina, Banda, Eitape, Potsdamhafen, Alexishafen, Friedrich Wilhelmshafen, Erimahafen (Stephansort), Finschhafen, Morobe (Adolfhafen), Rabaul, Peterhafen, Kaewieng.
Return voyages omitted Peterhafen and Banda.
Sailings December 1913-September 1914
Zieten
Roon
Gneisenau
Scharnhorst
Seydlitz
Friedrich der Grosse
Königin Luise
Bremen, Antwerp, Southampton, Algiers, Genoa, Naples, Port Said, Suez, Aden, Colombo, Fremantle, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney
Sailings March-May 1914
Prinz Sigismund
Prinz Waldemar
Coblenz
Sydney, Brisbane, Rabaul, Friedrich Wilhelmshafen, Maron (every other voyage), Yap, Angaur (every other voyage), Manila, Hong Kong, Kobe
North German Lloyd:
Bremen
Barbarossa

Holland-America Line:
Potsdam
Noordam

Bremen, Halifax.

(No return voyages listed.)

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Click to view a menu and a passenger's log from a 1926 voyage
of the Sierra Morena between Bremerhaven and Buenos Aires

(Courtesy of Matias Ankert)

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Sailings June 1929-February 1930 (issued July 1929)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Sierra Córdoba
Sierra Morena
Sierra Ventana
Bremen, Boulogne, Vigo, Lisbon, Madeira, Rio de Janeiro, Santos, Montevideo, Buenos Aires
Madrid
Weser
Werra
Bremen, Vigo, Lisbon, Madeira, Tenerife, (Bahia), Rio de Janeiro, Santos, (Sao Francisco do Sul), (Rio Grande do Sul), Montevideo, Buenos Aires
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Gotha Bremen, Madeira, (Bahia), Santos, Buenos Aires

Sailings July-December 1931 (issued July 1, 1931) for:
Bremen, Europa, Columbus, Berlin, General von Steuben, Stuttgart, Dresden, Karlsruhe, Sierra Córdoba

Ports of call:
New York, Halifax, Galway, Cobh (Queenstown), Plymouth, Cherbourg, Southampton, Boulogne, Bremen

Sailings May-December 1932 for:
Bremen, Europa, Columbus, Berlin, General von Steuben, Dresden, Cap Norte, Antonio Delfino, Stuttgart, Sierra Córdoba, Sierra Morena, Sierra Ventana, Karlsruhe; many others

Ports of call:
Bremen, Boulogne, Southampton, Cherbourg, Plymouth, Queenstown, Galway, Halifax, New York;
Bremen, Amsterdam, Boulogne, Southampton, Coruña, Villagarcia, Vigo, Leixoes, Lisbon, Las Palmas, Pernambuco, Bahia, Rio de Janeiro, Santos, Montevideo, Buenos Aires;
Hamburg, Bremen, Antwerp, Curaçao, Cristobal, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Vancouver, Seattle-Tacoma, Portland;
Hamburg, Antwerp, Boulogne, Southampton, Havana, Veracruz, Tampico;
several others
Click to view postcards of the Europa
(Courtesy of Gwen Waters)

North German Lloyd/Hamburg-American Line
Sailings August 1935-January 1936 (issued August 1935) for:
Bremen, Europa, Columbus, Berlin, Stuttgart (Lloyd);
New York, Deutschland, Albert Ballin, Hamburg, Reliance, St Louis (Hapag)

Ports of call:
New York, Cobh, Galway, Plymouth, Cherbourg, Southampton, Boulogne, Bremen, Hamburg

North German Lloyd/Hamburg-American Line
Sailings February-November 1939 (issued February 20, 1939) for:
Bremen, Europa, Columbus, Berlin (Lloyd); Deutschland, Hansa, Hamburg, St Louis, Patria (Hapag)

Ports of call:
New York, Galway, Cobh, Cherbourg, Southampton, Bremen, Hamburg

Sailings January-December 1955 (issued January 15, 1955) for:
Berlin

Ports of call:
New York, Halifax, Bremerhaven
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Sailings January-December 1959 (issued February 1959) for:
Bremen, Berlin

Ports of call:
New York, Halifax, Cherbourg, Southampton, Bremerhaven

Hamburg-American Line/North German Lloyd
Sailings July 1961-January 1963 (issued June 1961)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Hamburg-American Line:
Hamburg
Hannover
Typical voyage:
Hamburg, Bremen, Antwerp, Rotterdam, Southampton, Genoa, Port Said, Penang, Singapore, Miri, Manila, Hong Kong, Kobe, Yokohama.
Return: Yokohama, Kobe, Hong Kong, Singapore, Penang, Aden, Djibouti, Port Said, Genoa, Marseilles, Southampton, Antwerp, Rotterdam (or the two latter in reverse order), Hamburg.
Frankfurt Typical voyage:
Hamburg, Bremen, Antwerp, Rotterdam, Southampton, Genoa, Port Said, Singapore, Miri, Manila, Hong Kong, Kobe, Yokohama.
Return: Yokohama, Kobe, Hong Kong, Manila, Singapore, Penang, Aden, Djibouti, Port Said, Genoa, Southampton, Hamburg.
Cargo vessels with accomodation for 12 passengers or less:
München
Dresden
Typical voyage:
Hamburg, Bremen, Antwerp, Rotterdam, Port Said, Djibouti, Aden, Penang, Port Swettenham, Singapore, Hong Kong, Kobe, Yokohama.
Return: Yokohama, Kobe, Hong Kong, Manila, Singapore, Penang, Colombo, Aden, Djibouti, Port Said, Genoa, Marseilles, Antwerp, Rotterdam, Hamburg.
Leverkusen Typical voyage:
Hamburg, Bremen, Antwerp, Rotterdam, Port Said, Djibouti, Aden, Penang, Singapore, Manila, Hong Kong, Kobe, Yokohama.
Return: Yokohama, Kobe, Hong Kong, Manila, Singapore, Penang, Aden, Djibouti, Port Said, Genoa, Hamburg.
North German Lloyd:
Bayernstein
Schwabenstein
Typical voyage:
Bremen, Antwerp, Rotterdam, Southampton, Genoa, Port Said, Djibouti, Aden, Penang, Singapore, Manila, Hong Kong, Kobe, Yokohama.
Return: Yokohama, Kobe, Hong Kong, Singapore, Penang, Aden, Djibouti, Port Said, Genoa, Marseilles, Southampton, Antwerp, Rotterdam, Bremen.
Hessenstein Typical voyage:
Bremen, Antwerp, Rotterdam, Southampton, Genoa, Port Said, Djibouti, Aden, Singapore, Manila, Hong Kong, Kobe, Yokohama.
Return: Yokohama, Kobe, Hong Kong, Manila, Singapore, Penang, Aden, Djibouti, Port Said, Genoa, Southampton, Bremen.
Cargo vessels with accomodation for 12 passengers or less:
Rothenstein
Reifenstein
(one voyage only)
Nabob (one voyage only)
Unnamed vessel(s) (several voayges)
Typical voyage:
Bremen, Antwerp, Rotterdam, Port Said, Djibouti, Aden, Penang, Port Swettenham, Singapore, Hong Kong, Kobe, Yokohama.
Return: Yokohama, Kobe, Hong Kong, Manila, Singapore, Penang, Colombo, Aden, Djibouti, Port Said, Genoa, Marseilles, Antwerp, Rotterdam, Bremen.
Travestein
Neckarstein
(one voyage only)
Typical voyage:
Bremen, Antwerp, Rotterdam, Port Said, Djibouti, Aden, Penang, Singapore, Manila, Hong Kong, Kobe, Yokohama.
Return: Yokohama, Kobe, Hong Kong, Manila, Singapore, Penang, Aden, Djibouti, Port Said, Genoa, Bremen.

Sailings January-December 1967 (issued September 1966) for:
Bremen, Europa

Ports of call:
Bremerhaven, Southampton, Cherbourg, New York
Click for a view of the interior (1)
Click for a view of the interior (2)

North German Lloyd/German Atlantic Line
Sailings June 1967-December 1968 (issued August 1967)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
North German Lloyd:
Bremen
Europa
Bremerhaven, Southampton, Cherbourg, New York.

(Bremen called at Halifax on two outward voyages Dec 1967-Jan 1968.)

German Atlantic Line:
Hanseatic Cuxhaven, Southampton, Cherbourg, New York.

(Only during summer 1968, beginning in April/May.)

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See the archives section for more brochures of North German Lloyd.
See also the shipping in 1971 section (Hapag-Lloyd).

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North German Lloyd fleet information, history etc. on the following website:

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The Simplon Postcards website has a page on the history of the North German Lloyd with many postcards/photos of liners of the post-WW2 era.

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Great Ships website shows postcards of many old liners and also has brief histories.
See the Index of Ships page. (See "Norddeutscher Lloyd" section.)

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