Model „COLUMBUS“
Cutaway model with steerage class
„COLUMBUS“ in Bremerhaven 1926
Emigrants embarking „COLUMBUS“ 1926

The passenger and freight steamer "COLUMBUS" (1923 - 1939)

The "COLUMBUS", the new flagship of Norddeutscher Lloyd, made its maiden voyage on April 22, 1924. With a length of around 236 meters and a speed of 21.5 knots it was the longest and fastest ship in the German merhant fleet at the time. The "COLUMBUS" initially sailed between Bremerhaven and New York. However, following the decline in the number of emigrants, the "COLUMBUS" was also used as a cruise ship.

Norddeutsche Lloyd abolished the steerage class dormitories on the "COLUMBUS", replacing them with a 3rd class where emigrants were accommodated in small and simple, purpose-built cabins for 2-4 people with a wash basin and electric lighting.

Technical data

 

Shipyard:

F. Schichau, Danzig

Year of construction:

1923

Use:

Passenger and freight transport

Shipping company:

Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen

Length:

236,37 meters

Breadth:

25,3 meters

Gross tonnage:

32.565 Gross register tonnes

Passengers:

1.889

Present
whereabouts:

After the outbreak of war on December 19, 1939 sunk on command by its own crew.