Cutty Sark

Cutty Sark.

The Cutty Sark was built in 1869 as a clipper for the China tea trade. However her construction coincided with improvements of steam ship technology and the opening of the Suez Canal, so was soon shifted to the Australian wool trade.

Then to Portuguese ownership but eventually returning to Britain as a nautical training ship. Once this use had ended, was put on public display at Greenwich.

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