Eastbound Crossings
 
Year Ship Company Average speed on best record crossing
1838 Sirius British and American Steam Navigation Company 7.31 knots
1838-1840 Great Western Great Western Steamship Company 10.17 knots
1840-1842 Britannia Cunard Line 10.98 knots
1842-1843 Great Western Great Western Steamship Company 10.99 knots
1843 Columbia Cunard Line 11.11 knots
1843-1849 Hibernia Cunard Line 11.80 knots
1849-1851 Canada Cunard Line 12.38 knots
1851-1852 Pacific Collins Line 13.03 knots
1852-1856 Arctic Collins Line 13.06 knots
1856-1863 Persia Cunard Line 14.15 knots
1863-1869 Scotia Cunard Line 14.16 knots
1869-1873 City of Brussels Inman Line 14.74 knots
1873-1875 Baltic White Star Line 15.09 knots
1875-1876 City of Berlin Inman Line 15.37 knots
1876 Germanic White Star Line 15.79 knots
1876-1879 Britannic White Star Line 15.94 knots
1879-1882 Arizona Guion Line 15.96 knots
1882-1884 Alaska Guion Line 17.10 knots
1884-1885 Oregon Guion Line 18.39 knots
1885-1889 Etruria Cunard Line 19.36 knots
1889-1892 City of Paris Inman & International Line 20.03 knots
1892-1893 City of New York Inman & International Line 20.11 knots
1893-1894 Campania Cunard Line 21.30 knots
1894-1897 Lucania Cunard Line 22.00 knots
1897-1900 Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse Norddeutscher Lloyd 22.33 knots
1900-1904 Deutschland Hamburg-Amerika Line 23.51 knots
1904-1907 Kaiser Wilhelm II Norddeutscher Lloyd 23.58 knots
1907 Lusitania Cunard Line 23.61 knots
1907-1929 Mauretania Cunard Line 26.25 knots
1929-1935 Bremen Norddeutscher Lloyd 28.51 knots
1935-1936 Normandie Compagnie Générale Transatlantique 30.31 knots
1936-1937 Queen Mary Cunard White Star Line 30.63 knots
1937-1938 Normandie Compagnie Générale Transatlantique 31.20 knots
1938-1952 Queen Mary Cunard White Star Line 31.69 knots
1952- United States United States Lines 35.59 knots
 
 
Daniel Othfors
 
Information courtesy of Hans Deketele, webmaster of 'Masters of the Blue Riband', and Needham and Grant Consultants.