Cutty Sark is a British clipper ship made to carry tea back from China. She was built on the River Leven in Scotland (1869) and was the fastest at that time. She was one of the last Tea clippers to be built after being replaced by steamships and was built to last 30 years but kept going for an amazing 52.
Where can I see the worlds only surviving extreme clipper?
Visit the captain’s cabin and see how they lived, ate, and slept, see for yourself the luxury in the cabin itself. The amazing new gallery. There is so much for adults and kids to explore on board the Cutty Sark, playing games, touching the hull and learning how the crew lived and worked at sea. Meet the characters from the ship’s past and listen to their amazing stories on board the fastest ship of this day. While the opening of the Suez Canal marked the end of sailing ships in the tea trade Cutty Sark transported tons of coal and wool and has transported more than 45 000 bales in its career.
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- Cutty sark was famous for recording fast passage times and became dominant in bringing wool from Australia to England. 653 men served on it and ranged from 14 to 65 of age.