Land Cruiser, one of the fastest, most agile, most capable and most powerful ships ever built, has been awarded the Land Speed Record in the United States.
The ship, which was built for the U.S. Navy in the 1960s, was the first ship built for both the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates and was designed by Britain’s Naval Armament Research Laboratory and the UK’s Ministry of Defence.
The Land Cruiser will be displayed at the U:Land Cruiser Museum in Newport, Rhode Island, for one year starting March 31, 2020.
This will be the first time the Land Cruiser has been in the record books.
The record-breaking speed of the Land Raider, a Type 39 destroyer, was first set in 1957 by the British Navy and in 1964 by the United Nations Naval Institute in New York.
The Sea Hawk, a British warship, set the world record for speed in 1971.
The latest record for the Land Destroyer is set by the USS Ronald Reagan, which ran more than 8,000 mph and broke the previous world record of 7,700 mph set by a Soviet destroyer in 1967.
The U.K. has the most modern naval vessels in the world, with nearly 200 Type 41 frigates, 14 Type 43 destroyers, 18 Type 46 submarines and 17 Type 57 surface ships.
The Royal Navy and Royal Air Force have built over 700 warships, more than 80 of which are Type 45 and Type 46 class submarines.