Westbound Crossings
 
Year Ship Company Average speed on best record crossing
1838 Sirius British and American Steam Navigation Company 8.03 knots
1838-1841 Great Western Great Western Steamship Company 9.52 knots
1841-1843 Colombia Cunard Line 9.78 knots
1843-1845 Great Western Great Western Steamship Company 10.03 knots
1845-1848 Cambria Cunard Line 10.71 knots
1848 America Cunard Line 11.71 knots
1848-1850 Europa Cunard Line 11.79 knots
1850 Asia Cunard Line 12.25 knots
1850-1851 Pacific Collins Line 12.46 knots
1851-1856 Baltic Collins Line 13.04 knots
1856-1863 Persia Cunard Line 13.11 knots
1863-1872 Scotia Cunard Line 14.46 knots
1872 Adriatic White Star Line 14.53 knots
1872-1875 Germanic White Star Line 14.65 knots
1875-1876 City of Berlin Inman Line 15.21 knots
1876-1877 Britannic White Star Line 15.43 knots
1877-1882 Germanic White Star Line 15.76 knots
1882-1884 Alaska Guion Line 17.05 knots
1884-1885 Oregon Guion Line 18.56 knots
1885-1887 Etruria Cunard Line 18.73 knots
1887-1888 Umbria Cunard Line 19.22 knots
1888-1889 Etruria Cunard Line 19.56 knots
1889-1891 City of Paris Inman & International Line 20.01 knots
1891 Majestic White Star Line 20.10 knots
1891-1892 Teutonic White Star Line 20.35 knots
1892-1893 City of Paris Inman & International Line 20.70 knots
1893-1894 Campania Cunard Line 21.44 knots
1894-1898 Lucania Cunard Line 21.81 knots
1898-1900 Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse Norddeutscher Lloyd 22.29 knots
1900-1902 Deutschland Hamburg Amerika Line 23.06 knots
1902-1903 Kronprinz Wilhelm Norddeutscher Lloyd 23.09 knots
1903-1907 Deutschland Hamburg Amerika Line 23.15 knots
1907-1909 Lusitania Cunard Line 25.65 knots
1909-1929 Mauretania Cunard Line 26.06 knots
1929-1930 Bremen Norddeutscher Lloyd 27.91 knots
1930-1933 Europa Norddeutscher Lloyd 27.92 knots
1933-1935 Rex Italia Line 28.92 knots
1935-1936 Normandie Compagnie Générale Transatlantique 29.98 knots
1936-1937 Queen Mary Cunard White Star Line 30.14 knots
1937-1938 Normandie Compagnie Générale Transatlantique 30.58 knots
1938-1952 Queen Mary Cunard White Star Line 30.99 knots
1952- United States United States Lines 34.51 knots
 
 
Daniel Othfors
 
Information courtesy of Hans Deketele, webmaster of 'Masters of the Blue Riband', and Needham and Grant Consultants.