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Before -1897 Great Britain held the Blue .Ribbon for the fastest passage ■ across the Atlantic, but in that year' ' the North German Lloyd flyer Kaiser Wilhelm der G rosso wrested the hon- ' our from us with an average of 21.3 knots for the trip. Three years later, in 1900, the Kaiser Wilhelm was herself defeated by the Hamburg-Ameri-can liner Deutchland, which averaged 22.4 knots, and it was not until 1907. with the advent of the giant Cunarders Lusitania and Mauretania that the 'laurels once more came back to Great Britain. Ever since these two great vessels appeared their speeds have improved, and the trans-Atlantic trip now takes, them, roughly, 4£ days, at an average speed of about 26 knots, a Tecord which has never been beaten. The luxury to be found on board,the newer ships of the Cunard, White Star, North German Lloyd, and HambuvgAmerican companies practically baffles description.

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THE FIGHT FOR THE BLUE RIBBON., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8803, 25 February 1914

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THE FIGHT FOR THE BLUE RIBBON. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8803, 25 February 1914

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