The Blue Riband awards the fastest passenger commercial transatlantic crossing. Below are some notable ships winning the Blue Riband on the westbound transatlantic crossing. 

Dating back to the mid nineteenth century, the Blue Riband was unofficially presented to the ship with the fastest average speed instead of passage time to account for varying courses taken per ship. The distinction was also different for east and west passages because of prevailing ocean currents and winds.

Hale Trophy

An image of the Hale Trophy, presented to the fastest transatlantic commercial crossing

SS United States

 SS United States

1957 - July

35.51 Knots

65.76 KPH

40.8 MPH

The Blue Riband

RMS Queen Mary

1938 - August

30.99 Knots

SS Normandie

1937 - August

30.58 Knots

United States
USL
1952
11 – 15 July
34.51 Knots
63.91 KPH
39.71 MPH
3 d, 12 h, 12 m
2,906 nautical miles (5,382 km)
Queen Mary
C-WS
1938
4 – 8 August
30.99 Knots
57.39 KPH
35.66 MPH
3 d, 21 h, 48 m
2,907 nautical miles (5,384 km)
Normandie
CGT
1937
29 July – 2 August
30.58 Knots
56.63 KPH
35.19 MPH
3 d, 23 h, 2 m
2,906 nautical miles (5,382 km)
Queen Mary
C-WS
1936
20 – 24 August
30.14 Knots
55.82 KPH
34.68 MPH
4 d, 0 h, 27 m
2,907 nautical miles (5,384 km)
Normandie
CGT
1935
30 May – 3 June
29.98 Knots
55.52 KPH
34.5 MPH
4 d, 3 h, 2 m
2,971 nautical miles (5,502 km)
Bremen
NDL
1933
27 June – 2 July
27.92 Knots
51.71 KPH
32.12 MPH
4 d, 16 h, 48 m
3,149 nautical miles (5,832 km)
Rex
Italian
1933
11 – 16 August
28.92 Knots
53.56 KPH
33.28 MPH
4 d, 13 h, 58 m
3,181 nautical miles (5,891 km)
Europa
NDL
1930
20 – 25 March
27.91 Knots
51.69 KPH
32.11 MPH
4 d, 17 h, 6 m
3,157 nautical miles (5,847 km)
Bremen
NDL
1929
17 – 22 July
27.83 Knots
51.54 KPH
32.02 MPH
4 d, 17 h, 42 m
3,164 nautical miles (5,860 km)
Lusitania
Cunard
1909
8 – 12 August
25.65 Knots
47.50 KPH
29.51 MPH
4 d, 16 h, 40 m
2,890 nautical miles (5,350 km)
Mauretania
Cunard
1909
26 – 30 September
26.06 Knots
48.26 KPH
29.98 MPH
4 d, 10 h, 51 m
2,784 nautical miles (5,156 km)
Lusitania
Cunard
1908
17 – 21 May
24.83 Knots
45.99 KPH
28.57 MPH
4 d, 20 h, 22 m
2,889 nautical miles (5,350 km)
Lusitania
Cunard
1908
5 – 10 July
25.01 Knots
46.32 KPH
28.78 MPH
4 d, 19 h, 36 m
2,891 nautical miles (5,354 km)
Lusitania
Cunard
1907
6 – 10 October
23.99 Knots
44.43 KPH
27.6 MPH
4 d, 19 h, 52 m
2,780 nautical miles (5,150 km)
Deutschland
Hapag
1903
2 – 8 September
23.15 Knots
42.87 KPH
26.64 MPH
5 d, 11 h, 54 m
3,054 nautical miles (5,656 km)
Kronprinz Wilhelm
NDL
1902
10 – 16 September
23.09 Knots
42.76 KPH
26.57 MPH
5 d, 11 h, 57 m
3,047 nautical miles (5,643 km)
Deutschland
Hapag
1901
26 July – 1 August
23.06 Knots
42.71 KPH
23.06 MPH
5 d, 16 h, 12 m
3,141 nautical miles (5,817 km)
Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse
NDL
1898
30 March – 3 April
22.29 Knots
41.28 KPH
25.65 MPH
5 d, 20 h, 0 m
3,120 nautical miles (5,780 km)

RMS Queen Mary

1936 - August

30.14 Knots

SS Normandie

1935 - June

29.98 Knots

SS Rex

1933 - August

28.92 Knots

SS Bremen

1933 - July

27.92 Knots

SS Europa

1930 - March

27.91 Knots

SS Bremen

1929 - July

27.83 Knots

RMS Mauretania

1909 - September

26.06 Knots

RMS Lusitania

1909 - August

25.65 Knots

SS Deutschland

1900 - July

22.42 Knots

SS Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse

1898 - March-April

22.29 Knots

In 1935, Howard K Hales of the Hales Brothers Shipping Company donated the Hales trophy, shown left. This trophy symbolizes the Blue Riband, but the rules slightly differ from the traditional Blue Riband award criteria.

Below are the last ten of eleven ships to win the award for a westbound crossing of the Atlantic Ocean.