THE LATE SIR HENRY SEGRAVE’S RECORD.
THERE still appears to be some misconception as to the international status of the record of 98-7 m.p.h. by “Miss England II” on Lake Windermere, on the run which ended so tragically for Sir Henry Segrave. The matter was taken up by the International Motor Yacht Union and it is definitely confirmed that this record has been officially recognised by all countries. Until this figure is bettered, therefore, Great Britain holds the world’s record on water.
The two Rolls-Royce R. type engines which were fitted, were found to be in perfect condition when taken down on return to the works at Derby, despite the crash and their long immersion.