BUSINESS ABROAD: Return of the Bremen

On the eve of World War II, the 51,656-ton German liner Bremen slunk ghostlike out of New York and ran for Europe with lights out to avoid the searching British navy. War caught up with the Bremen, and British bombing and fire reduced it to a worthless hulk in its home port of Bremerhaven. Last week a new Bremen sailed into New York harbor on her maiden voyage from Bremerhaven, and the lights went on again for North German Lloyd, West Germany's biggest passenger-shipping company.

The new Bremen, fifth in a xoi-year line...

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