VIRGIN THE BLUE RIBBON or RIBAND INDEX
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
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.
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