Colin Crosby Heritage Tours

Cutty Sark (Greenwich)

The Cutty Sark is one of the beautiful ships known as tea clippers, and is on display at Greenwich in Greater London.

The vessel is moored in a dry dock close to the River Thames.

The Cutty Sark was commissioned in 1869, for importing tea from China, but trade was lost on the opening of the Suez Canal, at which point the run was taken over by steamers. From 1883, she brought wool from Australia.

A major fire on the Cutty Sark was not as devastating as at first feared, for much of the structure was away being repaired at the tiome.

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