On 6 January 1866, several Hamburg shipowners established the "United Bugsir Steamship Company". After various name-changes, it became the "Bugsier Tow and Rescue Corporation". In January 1926, Wilhelm Schuchmann became the President of the Bugsier and began a world-wide rescue firm. Until a few years ago there was also an active cargo ship business within the Company. The flag-ships of this fleet were constructed in the North Sea shipyards at Emden.
The MS Weserland was one such cargo ship of the fleet, and sailed the oceans in the years 1978-1981 as the "MS Lloyd Sydney" on charter to the Lloyd Brasiliero company.
It was my good fortune to be allowed to call this charming lady my home in 1978 as well as for the period 1979-1980, during which time I made many long voyages on her. I have followed her progress of "my" Lloyd Sydney since then, and showing you her pictures on this site allows me to remember her, and thank her for the fine times I had on board. I can also, at least in pictures, keep her alive.
Here are some technical facts about her:
Click on each bulls's-eye to enjoy a larger view of the Lloyd Sydney:
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