Trans-Atlantic Speedboat Nears Completion (May, 1930)
Trans-Atlantic Speedboat Nears Completion
One of the first trans-Atlantic aero speedboats, the Silver Eagle, will soon be tested in Massachusetts. It has a wing span of 48 feet and powered by two Liberty motors. Each prop is 9 ft., 4 in. Jong. A speed of 90 m.p.h, is expected. It is 40 ft. long, will carry 1100 gals, of gas and 32 passengers. The boat has a number of new and novel features that are expected to be noteworthy contributions to aeronautic and engineering knowledge.