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.
1899 – 1914 / White Star Line’s second Oceanic intentionally left the race for the Blue Riband to others, and set a company standard of aiming for size and comfort instead. Having run aground in 1914, the ship was declared a total loss and was subsequently dismantled on the spot.
1901 – 1942 / A combined passenger-cargo vessel, the Suevic was not the most glamorous of ships. However, her place in maritime history was cemented by the remarkable salvage operation that saved her career when she ran aground in 1907.
1901 – 1928 / White Star Line’s second Celtic was the first of the company’s ‘Big Four’ quartet and the world’s largest ship thus far. Having served in World War I, she ran aground in 1928 and was declared a total loss.