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SS United States breaks speed record....

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July 7, 1952

LEOMINSTER DAILY ENTERPRISE, Leominster, Massachusetts, July 7, 1952

* SS United States wins "Blue Riband"
* Fastest crossing of the Atlantic of all-time (ocean liner)

This 8 page newspaper has a two column heading on page 4: "New U.S. Super-liner Finishes Its First Crossing to Set Up New Record". See photos for 1st report coverage on the SS United States winning the "Blue Riband"accolade for the fastest crossing for a ocean liner on the Atlantic Ocean ever.

Other news of the day. Light browning, a little margin wear, otherwise good condition.

wikipedia notes: On her maiden voyage on 4 July 1952, United States broke the transatlantic speed record held by Queen Mary for the previous 14 years by over 10 hours, making the maiden crossing from the Ambrose lightship at New York Harbor to Bishop Rock off Cornwall, UK in three days, 10 hours, 40 minutes at an average speed of 35.59 kn (40.96 mph; 65.91 km/h) The liner also broke the westbound crossing record by returning to America in three days 12 hours and 12 minutes at an average speed of 34.51 kn (39.71 mph; 63.91 km/h), thereby obtaining both the eastbound and westbound speed records and the Blue Riband—the first time a U.S. flagged ship had held the speed record since the SS Baltic claimed the prize 100 years earlier.

Category: The 20th Century

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