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tsd715 August 17th, 2015 1:25pm

3/3: The German transatlantic shipping companies never built a vessel that won the Blue Riband for the fastest crossing of the Atlantic from Bishop Rock Light off Britian to Ambrose Lightship in New York, or vice versa.

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tsd715 New York City
08/17/15 6:26 am

False - The first German Blue Riband winner was the SS Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse of the Norddeutscher Lloyd Line in 1898 with an average speed of 22.3 knots. After that, the next 5 record breakers were German including the Deutschland,

tsd715 New York City
08/17/15 6:27 am

the only winner ever from the Hamburg Amerika Line which really did opt for size over speed. Norddeutscher Lloyd took back the prize from the British Mauretania, which held it for 20+ years, in 1928 with their liners Bremen and Europa.