Monday, 8 June 2015

Cutty Sark - an amazing ship in London

9th June 2015

In London I saw an impressive ship from 19th century. At that time it was the fastest ship in the world. It took him 3 months to reach Australia from England.



Name:Cutty Sark (1869–1895)
Namesake:Cutty-sark
Owner:John "Jock" Willis (1869-1895)
Ordered:1 February 1869
Builder:Scott & Linton
Cost:£16,150[1](p196)
Laid down:1869
Launched:22 November 1869
Sponsored by:Mrs. George Moodie
In service:16 February 1870
It is located near Greenwich Royal Observatory


The ship has been damaged by fire twice in recent years, firstly on 21 May 2007 while undergoing conservation. She was restored and was reopened to the public on 25 April 2012. Secondly, on 19 October 2014 she suffered minor damages in a smaller fire.


Currently people can organise parties and receptions on the board. It is a fantastic possibility..

7 comments:

  1. I had only heard the name of the ship and only learnt its history when we visited. It was interesting.

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    1. Andrew, yes you are right the history is impressive and the ship nowadays look well

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  2. very neat. here it is a brand of scotch by that name. :)

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  3. I have never been out to that part of London so it is nice to see your pics, Gosia!

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