The Speed Queens

<>RMS Campania (1895)                      RMS Lucania (1895) <>

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Welcome to our website celebrating the careers of the RMS Campania and Lucania of 1895.  


This pair really started the international race for the Blue Riband of the North Atlantic. As a result they were affectionately known as the Speed Queens. They were both built at Fairfield Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd, Govan, Glasgow in Scotland.

The Campania represented Cunard Line at Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee Review at Spithead in 1897. The Lucania was the first Cunarder fitted with the Marconia wireless in June 1901 and was the first to publish a daily news bulletin based on news received by wireless in October 1903.

The career of the Campania continued until 1918 when she sank during the First World War. Meanwhile the Lucania sadly caught fire in Liverpool and was sent to scrap in 1909.

This website celebrates the history of these famous sister ships and honours their unique place in maritime history in the history of Cunard Line and ocean travel in the early 20th century.


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  THE SPEED QUEENS

(1895)



RMS Campania (1895)

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RMS Lucania (1895)

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Her Regular Service Route: Great Britain to the United States of America (USA)

Liverpool to New York transatlantic service

"THE TRANSATLANTIC CROSSING"

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