1874 – 1903 / Another Blue Riband champion of the White Star Line, the first Britannic remained with the company for nearly 30 years before being sent to the scrappers.
Daily archives: March 16th, 2018
1875 – 1950 / Also known as Ottawa, Gul Djemal and Gulcemal / A rare speed queen of the White Star Line, the Germanic had an unusually long career and survived two world wars.
1883 – 1911 / Also known as Ville de New York and La Normandie / Although never a record-breaker, the Normandie made the CGT competitive in terms of speed. She remained with the French Line for her entire career until she was cut up.
1888 – 1923 / Also known as New York / A competitor for the Blue Riband, the City of New York and her sister ship meant a leap forward in ship design, improving on size, speed, and comfort.
1889 – 1923 / Also known as Paris and Philadelphia / The second of Inman Line’s swift duo, the City of Paris would hold the Blue Riband for both eastbound and westbound crossings of the North Atlantic.
1890 – 1914 / The second of White Star Line’s last ocean greyhounds, the first Majestic briefly held the record for the fastest westbound crossing of the North Atlantic. She was sent to the scrappers in the spring of 1914, not long before the outbreak of The Great War.
1891 – 1923 / While not the largest or fastest ship of her time, the French Line’s La Touraine was known for her comfort, and enjoyed great popularity. She served in World War I and survived, but was sent to the scrappers when newer ships made her obsolete.