Special Cable to THE NEW YORK TIMES
LONDON, Sept. 11---A Belfast correspondent telegraphs that Harland &
Wolff have officially admitted that they are working upon plans for a
new White Star liner which is to be bigger than the Lusitania. The keel
will be laid in a few months. The vessel will be fitted with
reciprocating engines and turbines.
According to information from another source, the new boat will be of
40,000 tons register. It is probable that her speed will be only
twenty-two knots, the cost of every extra knot after twenty knots being
so excessive that the steamship companies are averse to high speeds.