Foreign News: Speed Queen

Steaming out of Manhattan last week the 80,000-ton, 200,000-horsepower Queen Mary strove to wrest the Harold Keates Hales Trophy for transatlantic speed from the 83,000-ton 160,000-horsepower Normandie which in June 1935 set the record: 4 days, 3 hours, 28 minutes (average 30.31 knots). The Cunard White Star liner rounded Bishop's Rock this week to win in 3 days, 23 hours, 57 minutes (average 30.63 knots) She can thus hoist the "Blue Ribbon," take the Hales Trophy from the French liner, advertise herself as "the world's fastest ship."


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