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TBT: The SS Bremen Cruising to Bermuda in 1938 flying the Nazi flag

TBT: The SS Bremen Cruising to Bermuda in 1938 flying the Nazi flag

  • Sailing aboard North German Lloyd’s magnificent SS Bremen from New York to Bermuda for a 7-Day Cruise in the 1930s. Great images and a wonderful home movie video of the cruise.
  • The SS Bremen was a German-built ocean liner constructed for the Norddeutscher Lloyd line (NDL) to work the transatlantic sea route.

The First Class dining room on the Bremen.

  • Bremen was notable for her bulbous bow construction, high-speed engines, and low, streamlined profile.

Menu and brochure from the Bremen.

  • At the time of her construction, she and her sister ship SS Europa were the two most advanced high-speed steam turbine ocean liners of their day.


Cruising to Bermuda on the SS Bremen in the 1930s.

  • The German pair sparked an international competition in the building of large, fast, luxurious ocean liners that were national symbols and points of prestige during the pre-war years of the 1930s.

The Bremen.

  • The Bremen captured the westbound Blue Riband from Cunard Line’s Mauretania with an average speed of 27.83 knots. From 1929 until 1938 she offered trans-Atlantic liner service along with occasional cruises.

On board the Bremen.

  • Bremen was notable for her bulbous bow construction, high-speed engines, and low, streamlined profile.

North German Lloyd newspaper advertisements along with social news.

  • At the time of her construction, the Bremen and her sister ship SS Europa were the two most advanced high-speed steam turbine ocean liners of their day.

On board the Bremen.

  • The German pair sparked an international competition in the building of large, fast, luxurious ocean liners that were national symbols and points of prestige during the pre-war years of the 1930s.

First Class lounge on the Bremen.

  • The Bremen captured the westbound Blue Riband from Cunard Line’s Mauretania with an average speed of 27.83 knots.

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