Cutty sark ship model
Name: Cutty Sark
Type: Miniature under glass case.
Cutty Sark is a British clipper ship. Built on the River Leven, Dumbarton, Scotland in 1869 for the Jock Willis Shipping Line.
She was one of the last tea clippers to be built and one of the fastest. She was named for the fictional witch, Cutty sark .
After that, big improvement in the fuel efficiency of steamships in 1866, he opening of the Suez Canal in 1869.
She spent only a few years on the tea trade before turning to the trade in wool from Australia. instead, where she held the record time to Britain for ten years.
She continued as a cargo ship until purchased in 1922 by retired sea captain Wilfred Dowman. Moreover, who used her as a training ship operating from Falmouth, Cornwall.
After that, She was transferred to the Thames Nautical Training College, Greenhithe in 1938 where she became an auxiliary cadet training ship.
By 1954, she had ceased to be useful as a cadet ship and was transferred to permanent dry dock at Greenwich, London, for public display.
Cutty Sark is listed by National Historic Ships as part of the National Historic Fleet. She is one of only three remaining original composite construction (wooden hull on an iron frame).
The ship has been damaged by fire twice in recent years, first on 21 May 2007 while undergoing conservation.