1860 – 1888 / Unique in almost every respect, the brainchild of Isambard Kingdom Brunel was too far ahead of her time, and never quite found success.
1862 – 1904 / An unusually long-lived vessel, Cunard’s Scotia was a speed queen of her age and saw a second life as a cable-laying ship.
1864 – 1899 / Originally a paddle-steamer, the Compagnie Générale Transatlantique’s Washington was refitted in 1868 and became the first twin-screw liner on the North Atlantic run.
1865 – 1895 / Also known as Atlantique and Amerique / An early vessel of the CGT, this French paddle-wheeler was eventually refitted with a single propeller.
1867 – 1902 / Also known as Waesland / Catching up with modern technology of the time, the Cunard Line launched the Russia as their first ship built with a propeller rather than paddle wheels.