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Lusitania sets a speed record on her initial voyage...



Item # 684939

September 14, 1907

THE COMMERCIAL APPEAL, Memphis, Tennessee, Sept. 14, 1907 

* RMS Lusitania steamship ocean liner
* Maiden voyage ends w/ speed record


A front page column is almost entirely taken up with a report of the record-setting initial voyage of the ship Lusitania.
Column heads include: "LUSITANIA GETS RECORD" "Europe To United States" "German Vessels Still Bear Palm For Fast Running" "Five Days and 54 Minutes" "Time Consumed by Cunarder Queenstown to New York" "On Untechnical Test Lusitania Reigns Supreme--New Monster Had Remarkably Smooth Voyage--Passengers Tell Their Experiences".
At that time it was the world's largest passenger ship and her initial voyage set a transatlantic record. Less than 8 years later she wold be sunk by a German submarine on her 202nd voyage.
Complete in 16 pages, very nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century