Transport: Speed Queen

Averaging 31.2 knots, the French Line's Normandie last week sped across the Atlantic (Ambrose Light to Bishop's Rock) in 3 days, 22 hr., 7 min., fastest crossing in history. Since she had just made a westbound trip in 3 days, 23 hr., 1 min., she acquired, all in ten days, both eastbound and westbound records. Her increased speed is attributed to new propellers with a deeper pitch, and four blades instead of three.


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