SS Werra Collection
The SS Werra (1882) of the Norddeutscher Lloyd Closing In to Their Pier at Hoboken, NJ, Near the Port of New York. Photo by John S. Johnston. Published by the Detroit Publishing Company ca 1890. Library of Congress LCN 2016805799. GGA Image ID # 1dcce37339
Werra (1882) North German Lloyd
Built by John Elder & Co., Glasgow, Scotland. Tonnage: 5,109. Dimensions: 438' x 46' (455' o.l.). Single-screw, 17 knots. Compound engines. 6,400 I.H.P. Four masts and two funnels. Iron hull. Passengers: 125 first, 130 second, 1,000 third. Maiden voyage: Bremen-Southampton-New York in October 1882. Transferred to Mediterranean-New York route in 1891. Fate: Sold to Italian shipbreakers in September 1901. Broken up at Genoa in 1903. Sister ship: Fulda. Similar to the Elbe. Note: These passenger ships were of a group of nine express liners built in Scotland for the North German Lloyd. They did much towards giving the line a mark of prestige, which the North German Lloyd has maintained through the years that followed.
Werra (1922) North German Lloyd
Built by Akt. Ges. "Weser", Bremen, Germany. Tonnage: 9,476. Dimensions: 458' x 57'. Triple expansion engines. Two masts and one funnel. Vessel was sold to Italy in August 1935. Renamed: Calabria (1935). Fate: Torpedoed and sunk by submarine, December 8,1940. Sister ships: Coblenz, Fulda, Saarbrücken and Trier.
Ephemera for the SS Werra are available at the GG Archives, including Passenger Lists, Menus, Brochures, Event Programs, and more.
1890-05-03 SS Werra Passenger List
Cabin Passenger List for the SS Werra for the North German Lloyd, Departing on Saturday, 3 May 1890 from Bremen to New York, Commanded by Captain Richard Bussius.
1894-12-14 SS Werra Passenger List
Cabin Passenger List for the SS Werra of the North German Lloyd, Departing Friday, 14 December 1894 from Naples to New York via Gibraltar, Commanded by Captain G. Pohle.
1896-11-19 SS Werra Passenger List
Cabin Passenger List for the SS Werra of the North German Lloyd, Departing Thursday, 19 November 1896 from Genoa to New York via Gibraltar, Commanded by Captain C. Pohle.
1889 - North German Lloyd - Short Route to London
Brochure prepared by the New York Agents of the Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen Steamship Line in 1889 - The year of the Paris Exhibition. As a convenient pocket-size guide, the brochure provided a lot of useful information about the Norddeutcher Lloyd, their fleet and accommodations for First and Second Cabin passengers. Featured Ships: Lahn, Eider, Trave, Aller, Ems, Fulda, Saale, Werra, and the Elbe.