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A New Atlantic Record

New York mail advices state that the Ham-burg-American steamship Columbia added lustre to her fame recently by creating a new record from Southampton. She made the royage from the Needles to Sandy-Hook lighthouse m 6 days 16 hours and 2 minutes, covering 3050 knots at an average speed of 19 knots an hour. This eclipses her best previous performance by 2 hours and 18 minutes, and is equal to a voyage of over a short course from Queensland of 6 days 1 hour and 30 minutes. There is now only one steamship afloat with a record superior to the Columbia's, and that is the Inman Liner the City of Paris. The hopeful Ham-burg-American Company do not expect the Columbia to equal this, but they think the new Normanuia, constructed by the Fairfield Company, will do it with some time to spare. The Columbia was built by Laird Brothers at Birkenhead. The City of Paris has just 7400 more horse-power than the Columbia, the maximum capacity of whose 1 engines is 12,500. The daily runs of the Columbia were 418, 460, 459, 470, 469, 492, and 282. Sha burned 270 tons of coal a day, or about 80 less than the City of Paris usually consumed on a fast voyage. The revolutions of her propeller were 78 a minute. For several hours she made nearly 20£ kncts an hour. Had she not run into a dense fog when within half a day of New York she mi^n ihave reduced the time of. her voyage b several hours.

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A New Atlantic Record, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2507, 2 September 1890

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A New Atlantic Record Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2507, 2 September 1890

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