Water Speed Record


    SIR Malcolm Campbell set up a new record for speed on water on August 19 with his motor-boat Bluebird II on Coniston Water. The speeds reached over a statute mile in opposite directions were 142·85 and 140·62 miles an hour respectively, the average being returned as 141·74 miles an hour. Sir Malcolm's boat, in the design of which some novel features were embodied, was driven by a twelve-year-old engine intended for practice runs.

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    Water Speed Record. Nature 144, 362 (1939). https://doi.org/10.1038/144362d0

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