The wind was shouting through our rigging, the Mary Rebecca was half over on her side and rushing ahead like an ocean greyhound
The Tyne and Wear-built liner, launched in 1906, was also truly an ocean greyhound
, holding the coveted Blue Riband title for no fewer than 20 years.
Known as the Ocean Greyhound
, it has been housed at the Discovery Museum since 1994.
While there, this sumptuous ocean greyhound
with her military capacity, was inspected by the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII) and an incredulous Kaiser Wilhelm II, of Germany.
This is one of the four great bronze propellers of Cunard's ill-fated ocean greyhound
and Blue Riband holder, Lusitania.
White Star had given up on ocean greyhounds
as an indulgence, leaving it to Cunard and the powerful German transatlantic companies North German Lloyd and Hamburg America Line to battle it out.