Lloyd Werft

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Drydock containing Polarstern
the floating dock Schwimmdock III
Alexander von Humboldt (left) and Astor in the floating dock
Early plan of Lloyd Werft buildings and dock
1899 view

Lloyd Werft Bremerhaven GmbH is a dockyard in Bremerhaven. It was founded in 1863 by the shipping company Norddeutscher Lloyd, first mainly used as a repair workshop for the company’s own merchant fleet. This new yard was established in exchange and addition to the former small Lloyd-workshop in Bremen which was already founded in 1857.

In the 1970th the shipyard became member of the Vulkan Group.

Today the Lloyd-yard is the only greater dockyard which survived in Bremerhaven. It employs 500 workers in an area of 260.000 m². Ships with a draught down to 11,5 m can be accommodated.The yard concentrates its activities only on repair, maintenance and reconstruction of ships.

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Media related to Lloyd Werft at Wikimedia Commons

  • [1] Lloyd Yard website


Hans Jürgen Witthöft, Lloyd Werft -- 150 Jahre Schiffbaugeschichte, Köhler Verlagsgesellschft, Hamburg 2007, ISBN 978-3-7822-0957-1