Cutty Sark


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Cutty Sark,

three-masted British clipper ship, launched 1869 from Dumbarton, Scotland. The last tea clipper to be built (and the only to survive), she set out on her maiden voyage from London to Shanghai in Feb., 1870. Later (1883–95) she plied the British-Australian wool trade. Sold (1895) to a Portuguese firm, she carried cargo until 1917, when she was re-rigged as a barquentine. In 1922 she was bought and restored to roughly her original appearance, and was used as a cadet training ship until 1938. Acquired by the Cutty Sark Society in 1953 and restored, the ship became (1957) a maritime museum at Greenwich, SE London. A new restoration begun in 2006 was set back by a fire (2007) that badly damaged the ship.

Cutty Sark

clipper ship, built in 1869, broke speed records in the tea trade. [Br. Hist.: EB, (1963) V, 830]

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witch who pulls off the tail of Tam O’Shanter’s mare before it has fully escaped from her power. [Scot. Poetry: Benét, 242]
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The Cutty Sark bridge, which gained its name from a long running whisky advert on the side of the structure, is well known to thousands of road users who passed below it for decades on the main road route between Glasgow and Edinburgh.
The Cutty Sark 2 group have identified the old Graving Docks at Govan, in Glasgow, as a possible construction site.
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The fastest ship of its day, the Cutty Sark was launched in 1869 and was designed to carry tea from the far east back to Britain.
Not least, for some, that a world-famous ship like the Cutty Sark calls Glasgow home.
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Along with the East Indiaman Atlas 1813, Royal Mail Ship Britannia 1840, Cutty Sark 1870, Clan Matheson 1919 and the Royal Mail Ship Queen Elizabeth 1940, the Lord Hinton stamp was today turned into a giant 7ft flag and flown from the Cutty Sark.
It isn't often that powder coating projects are subject to royal approval but Powdertech soon realized that its work on the Cutty Sark Visitor Centre and the Greenwich foot tunnel dome would be under much scrutiny when it was announced that the newly restored Cutty Sark was formally reopened by Her Majesty The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh.
ITS gold-coloured hull suspended high in the air, this is the first sighting of the resurrected Cutty Sark.
D-Drill, based near Coventry, was called in to complete a crucial drilling job as part of the restoration of the Cutty Sark.
D-Drill, which has headquarters in Shilton, as well as offices across the UK, was called in to complete a crucial job as part of the restoration of the Cutty Sark.