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Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen History - Volume 1

Front Cover, Norddeutscher Lloyd Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen History - Volume 1

Drechsel, Edwin, Norddeutscher Lloyd, Bremen, 1857-1970, Volume 1, Vancouver BC: Cordillera Publihing Company (1994), 472 Pages.

Back Cover, Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen History - Volume 1

Description: "The first volume of Edwwin Drechsel's definitive and valuable work on the Norddeutscher Lloyd is informative in the true sense of the word, It goes into valuable details, such as naming ships and captains of new services, and their exploits. It has some remarkable pictures never seen elsewhere. Even a few of them are worth the price fo the book"

- L.L. Von Münching, Shipping Historian, Member of the Netherlands Office of Naval History, and the Belgian Nautical Research Association during its lifetime.

This volume covers the era leading up to N.D.L.'s founding through that War. It was the time in which "the trans-Atlantic liner was one more way in which the 19th Century created its own world of shape, its own architecture" (Kenneth Clark). It relates the shift from sail to steam, seen as a way to speed the mails, from paddle wheel to propeller, from the acute discomfort fo bedding, food and sanitation to the plush salons on the Lloyd's Blue Ribbon express liners patronized by the Upper Crust, the Astors, Vanderbilts, and Morgans, by business and pleasure voyagers, and by the waves of emigrants seeking a better life in the Americas.

The volume goes through the war that ended Germany's rapid catching up on Britain's maritime supremacy. It relates hitherto unreported details of Germany's last ditch effort to keep trading with the U.S. by going under Britain's blockade in 1916 with unarmed merchant submarines.

ISBN: 1895590086

Library of Congress Catalog Listing

Personal name
  • Drechsel, Edwin.
Main title
  • Norddeutscher Lloyd, Bremen, 1857-1970 : history, fleet, ship mails / Edwin Drechsel; foreword, Arnold Kludas.
  • Vancouver, B.C. : Cordillera Pub. Co., c1994-c1995.


  • 2 v. : ill.; 29 cm.


  • 1895590086 (v. 1)
  • 1895590140 (v. 2)

LC classification (full)

  • HE945.N727 D74 1994

LC classification (partial)

  • HE945.N727


  • Norddeutscher Lloyd--History.
  • Merchant marine--Germany--History.
  • Mail steamers--Germany--History.


  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • 95195117

Geographic area code

  • e-gx---

Canadian class no.

  • HE945 N75 D73 1994 fol.
  • HE945*

National bib no.

  • C94-910327-6

Other system no.

  • (OCoLC)30357825

Type of material

  • Book
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