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Clipper "Cutty Sark"

On the afternoon of Monday 22 November 1869, a beautiful little clipper ship of 963 tons gross was launched at Dumbarton on the River Leven. On that day, she was given a name that was to become renowned throughout the seafaring world.
Strictly speaking, the Cutty Sark was a working cargo ship, certainly not an immigrant passenger ship. She endured high seas and heavy weather, from 1869 until 1922. She has travelled across the world, sailing under both the Red Ensign and the Portuguese flag, visiting every major port in the world through the course of her working life. In admiration of her beauty and in recognition of her fame, she was preserved for the nation by Captain Wilfred Dowman in 1922. Since then, the old clipper has been berthed in Falmouth and Greenhithe, finally arriving at her current resting place in Greenwich in 1954.
Now preserved as a major London tourist attraction, her full story can be enjoyed at the Royal Museums of Greenwich Cutty Sark Exhibit, or by following this link.

DateAdded 12 May 2013
Linked toMark Brown (Travel Record)

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