National Affairs: World's Record

The S. S. Leviathan of the U. S. now claims the record for the fastest passage from Cherbourg to New York. From Cherbourg breakwater to Ambrose Channel Lightship, 3,078 miles, she traveled in 5 days, 7 hours, 20 minutes. She thereby lowered the Mauretania's record, established in October of last year, by just 13 minutes.

The Mauretania still holds the world's record for the fastest westward passage across the Atlantic This record, established between Queenstown and New York (about 2,800 miles) in September, 1910, is only 4 days, 10 hours, 41 minutes.


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