Sunday, October 16, 2011

Europa and Bremen

SS Europa (above) was built in 1929 with her sister ship SS Bremen (below) to be the second 50,000 gross tons North German Lloyd liner.
Europa and her slightly larger sister were designed to have a cruising speed of 27.5 knots, allowing an Atlantic crossing time of 5 days. This enabled Norddeutsche Lloyd to run regular weekly crossings with two ships, a feat that normally required three.

Source: Cruising the Past

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