FatWallet.com has put together an infographic of the fastest ships in the universe. They calculated the speeds of spaceships and other vehicles from a collection of sci-fi classics and ranked them by their top speeds.
I’m sure that the list is far from exhaustive, but I had fun reading the list of ships they chose. I was surprised, for instance, that the USS Enterprise NCC-1701D (from Star Trek: The Next Generation) did not even break the top 20. But I did enjoy the fact that the Swordfish II made it on the list.
And I am definitely a fan of the third-fastest ship in the universe.
Click on the image for the full article at FatWallet.com and their infographic.
***Updated June 12, 2019 – FatWallet.com no longer exists, but the Fastest Ships in Sci-Fi study still exists at http://fastestships.com. The image link has been updated.