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Comparison of when passenger steam ships and sailboats reached certain levels of speed during Transatlantic crossing.

Speed Year Steamship Achieved Year Sailboat Achieved
10.02 1838 1905
11.8 1843 1980
12.94 1851 1981
14.00 1863 1984
15.4 1875 1986
15.96 1879 1987
16.8 1882 1988
18.6 1885 1990
25.78 1909 2001

 

 

 

 

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