S.S. Lahn - 1887 - Ship's History and Information
THE " LAHN."
The North German Lloyd steamship Lahn surprised and delighted her friends and admirers by making a remarkably quick trip from Southampton to New York. She passed the Needles at 5.30 P. M., August 22d, and the corrected time of her passage was 6 days, 22 hours and 40 minutes, or within 1 hour and 17 minutes of the best time ever made. Her average speed was 18.36 knots per hour.
Source: Ocean: Magazine of Travel, Vol. III, No. 2, September 1889, Page 41