Europa Bremen Ship Signal Flag Bracelet
Signal flag bracelet that spells out "Europa Bremen" with an anchor design between the two. The bracelet is in good condition with light wear. Europa and Bremen were sister ships. Both German ocean liners were launched in 1928. They were built for the Norddeutsche Lloyd line (NDL) for the transatlantic sea route. These were two most advanced, high-speed steam turbine ocean vessels in their day and sparked an international competition in the building of large, fast, luxurious ocean liners that were national symbols and points of prestige during the pre-war years of the 1930s.
Europa was inactive for most of WWII. It was captured by the US Navy at the end of the war and used as troop transport. It was later given to France as part of payment for war reparations.
Bremen unloaded its last civilian passengers in August 1939 in New York before heading back to Europe. It was used as a transport ship early in the war. In March 1941, the ship was completely gutted by arson. In 1942, it was dismantled so the steel could be used for munitions.