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.
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.
1889 – 1921 / One of White Star Line’s last Blue Riband winners, the Teutonic was launched as one of the greatest ships of her time and is said to have inspired the Germans to start building larger and faster ships at the turn of the 20th century.
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.