Among the most famous old sailing ships still
in existence, Cutty Sark
is one. Cutty Sarkis the most famous tea clipper, and the only one that survives.
Cutty Sark's sleek lines and enormous area of sail made her the fastest ship in
the race via the Cape of Good Hope
for the money-spinning tea trade.
crushed the fastest clipper at the time,
Later, from 1885 to 1895, Cutty Sark was used in the wool
trade with Australia. She set new speed records
year after year.
1938, Cutty Sark was donated to Thames
Nautical Training College
where she was used as a training vessel. In
placed in a specially constructed dry dock in
Greenwich. After much restoration work
was opened to the
public in 1957. More than thirteen million
people have visited the glorious clipper ship.