Last weekend, I've been at a very fine RC Meeting near Flensburg. My whalcatcher WAL 8 got it's baptism there ;).
A short video of this meeting could be watch at my youtube-channel. It's availlable in HD quality.
The Europa moves to dry dock on 16 June, 1945. The ship still wears the dazzle paint that had been applied back in 1940 for the planned invasion of Britain. The ship had sat neglected for five years and much work would be needed just to make her seaworthy. She would make her first American troop
On September 22, 1945, the 16 year old Europa, the third largest liner then afloat, moved under her own power for the first time in six years. Raising more smoke than an entire convoy, and with 4,300 American troops onboard, she headed out of her former home port of Bremerhaven, now operating under
Europa is seen leaving Bremerhaven early in her career. This scene is a close-up view of this image posted on SN a few years ago. Link: http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/312591/title/the-ss-europa28later-ss-libert-e9-29/cat/520
An early view of the Bremen showing her as built with a pair of low, motor ship type funnels. After passenger complaints of soot collecting on the afterdecks of both of these German record breakers, the two ships had their funnels increased in height by 15 feet, and the low, almost aggressive looki
The two sisters, Europa and Bremen, are seen together at Bremerhaven in this rare shot from March 1930. The Europa had not yet made her maiden voyage, which would begin on 19 March, 1930 and she would take the Westbound Blue Riband from her sister, with a speed of 27.91 knots. The record remained
North German Lloyd's largest and fastest passenger liners Europa (49,746 grt) and Bremen (51,656 grt) seen here at the Columbuskaje in Bremerhaven. They achieved maximum speeds of 27.91 resp. 27.83 kn on the North Atlantic Route and won both the Blue Riband in 1929 and 1930.
In June 1933 the Bremen
Post card from my mother's 1938 voyage to USA. Back Says: From Bremer[haven] to NY in 5 1/2 days.
From Wikipedia: The SS Europa (later SS Liberté) was a 1929 German built ocean liner constructed for the Norddeutsche Lloyd line (NDL) to work the transatlantic sea route. She and her sister ship, the