SHIPPING: New World's Records: Jul. 2, 1923

The Leviathan, steaming home from her trial cruise to Cuba, broke the speed record of the shipping world. It had been held by the Mauretania with an average of 27.04 knots for 24 hours. The Leviathan averaged 27.48 knots for the same period and came into port with brooms roped to her masts in token of having swept clean the records of the sea.

Albert D. Lasker hoped that the achievement would be some "return" to the President for his " constant interest and enthusiasm for America on the sea."

Guests on the Leviathan,...

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