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Victorian era (steam) ships how fast?

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I am wondering how long it would take a Victorian era ship to go from Honduras (Caribbean) to England (europe).
Would it go directly? Or does is still needs to take the ocean currents and winds in account?

If I remember right a 18th century sailing ship would go from England to the Caribbean by first sailing south to the west coast of Afrika and then cross the ocean using the currents and the winds.
And it would go back, by sailing up to halfway north America and then cross the ocean to Europe.

Does the victorian (steam) ships still need to do the same to get to Europe?
And how long would it take to go to Europe? (and back)

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I have an old book from the turn of the last century, that list travel times for steamships to different locations, let me try and look it up for you.

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That would be great!

Beforehand thanks.

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I haven't found the travel times for steamships yet (I found when they were scheduled to leave, who the consulate in japan was, and how much it cost to stay at the Astoria in New York ($2.50))

So I did a quick search and found this page, it may be a little help...

http://people.hofstra.edu/geotrans/eng/ch3en/conc3en/linertransatlantic.html

I'll keep looking.

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Nope couldn't find what I was looking for...., what I remembered were train schedules and distance between city's charts....All of the Steamship schedules were for when they were leaving port.

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