Portcities Southampton
UK * Bristol * Hartlepool * Liverpool * London * Southampton
*
You are here: PortCities Southampton > On the Line > Transatlantic travel > Transatlantic travel
* Text only * About this site * Site Map * Feedback
*
*
*
Explore this site
Start Here
About Us
Partners And Collections
Timeline
Get Interactive!
Help
Galleries
Image galleries
Biographies
Southampton
The Docks
River Itchen
Southampton at war
Flying Boats
Titanic
Finding Out More
Southampton speaks
Street Directories
Historic Buildings Survey
Registers and Records
Lloyd's Register
Official Sources
Other Records
Finding Out More
Wrecks and Accidents
Why accidents happen
Investigations
Improving Safety at Sea
Finding Out More
Wreck Reports
Life of a Port
How a port comes to life
At work in a port
Ports at play
Trade - lifeblood of a port
Finding Out More
On the Line
Company growth and development
Shipping lines
Transatlantic travel
Preparing a liner
Finding Out More
Sea People
Life at sea
Jobs at sea
Travelling by sea
Starting a new life by sea
Women and the sea
Finding Out More
Diversity of Ships
The variety of ships
What drives the ship?
Ships of ancient times
Ships in the age of sail
Ships of the steam age
Ships of today

Transatlantic travel

Sailors venturing across the Atlantic ocean had to face many dangers. Learn what they were and how the steamship made regular transatlantic crossings possible.

---
---
---
Sailing the ocean blue

Sailors venturing across the Atlantic ocean had to face many dangers. Learn what they were and how the steamship made regular transatlantic crossings possible.

 [25074] Crest of a wave
---
---
---
Blue Riband  The Blue Riband

The competition for the Blue Riband of the Atlantic drove the development of steamships. In less than 100 years, vessels crossing the Atlantic had grown from wind-powered sailing ships to 80,000-ton ocean liners.
*
Search

Advanced Search
*
Quick quiz
Which ship was the last paddle steamer to hold the Blue Riband record for the fastest transatlantic crossing?
 Great Western
Scotia
Germanic

*
*
Southampton City Council New Opportunities Fund Lloyd's Register London Metropolitan Archives National Maritime Museum World Ship Society  
Legal & Copyright * Partner sites: Bristol * Hartlepool * Liverpool * London * Southampton * Text only * About this site * Feedback