NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)

QueenMary 1936-196731st August, 1936 : Britain’s superliner, the Queen Mary, having crossed the Atlantic in record time, yesterday regained the Blue Riband for Britain. Her time of three days, 23 hours and 57 minutes to the Bishop Rock, Scilly Isles, from the Ambrose Light, New York, was three hours and 31 minutes faster than the previous record set by the French liner, Normandie, last June.

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