VIRGIN THE BLUE RIBBON or RIBAND INDEX

If at first you don't succeed ........

 

 

 

 

1838 - Sirius 8 knots in 18 days.

 

1894 - Lucania 22 knots in 6 days. 

 

1850 - 1898 England's Cunard, White Star and Guion lines dominated.  

 

1900 Kaiser Wilhem der Grosse and Deutschland shattered the British monopoly.

 

1898 - Norddeutscher Lloyd's Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse Germany

 

 - Hapag's Deutschland 

 

 - NDL's Kronprinz Wilhelm

 

1907 - Lusitania 

 

1909 - Mauretania Cunard 

 

1929 - Bremen, Europa and Italy's Rex 29 knots

 

1935 - Normandie just under 30 knots

 

1938 - Britain's Queen Mary over 30 knots (Cunard White Star line).

 

1952 - SS United States

 

1986 - Virgin Atlantic Challenger - Richard Branson (attempt not officially recognised)

 

1990 - Hoverspeed Great Britain - 74m (243ft) catamaran - average speed of 36.65 knots.

 

1998 - CAT-LINK V  -  41.284 knots, 91.3 meter (300 feet) Scandlines catamaran.

 

 

Sectasaur, is a giant dinosaur insect, thought to be extinct

 

Global warming has unexpected consequences for competing groups of scientists

each wanting to take credit for themselves for the find of the century.

This short story is being developed for release as a full length novel (e-book) 

for 2015 with storyboards for a film in 2016 of ASAP thereafter.

 

 

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