On This Day

30 September

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1891 Teutonic


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White Star’s Teutonic (Yard No. 208) arrived in the River Mersey after capturing the east as well as westbound Atlantic speed records (‘Blue Riband’). This was White Star’s last speed record and marked a turning point in the future development of steamship policy and the design and construction of large passenger liners for the Company.

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1965 La Estancia


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The 28,007-ton bulk carrier La Estancia (Yard No. 1660) was delivered today to Buries Markes Ltd.