TQ3877 : The Cutty Sark at Greenwich

taken 8 years ago, near to Isle of Dogs, Tower Hamlets, Great Britain

The Cutty Sark at Greenwich
The Cutty Sark at Greenwich
The Cutty Sark is a tea clipper sailing ship. Built in 1869, she was one of the last tea clippers to be built and the fastest ship of her time, as sailing ships gave way to steam propulsion. The Cutty Sark spent only a few years on the tea trade before turning to the trade in wool from Australia, where she held the record time to Britain for ten years and still holds the record for the fastest crossing from Australia by a sail.

In 1954 she was transferred to permanent dry dock at Greenwich, London on public display. Badly damaged by fire in 2007 while undergoing conservation, the vessel has been restored and is Now maintained in special dry dock, as museum and permanent memorial to days of sail which reopened to the public in April 2012.

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Date Taken
Wednesday, 16 May, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 21 May, 2012
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Historic sites and artefacts  Educational sites 
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London 
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Thames 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3830 7786 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:28.9675N 0:0.5808W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3830 7792
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