"Cutty sark 3" Greenwich Things to Do Tip by beatle74
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Cutty Sark stories from its offical web site:
A Scary Story! -
So, how did Cutty Sark get her name... if you are sitting comfortably I'll begin... but be warned it's scary!
The Hell Voyage -
In the spring of 1880 the American Naval Fleet was in Japanese waters and in need of coal. Many tea clippers had ceased the tea trade as a result of the opening of the Suez Canal and were now carrying general cargos. This is the story of one of the Cutty Sark's voyages.
The Jury Rudder
During the 1870s there was great kudos in owning the first ship home with the new season's tea, and Cutty Sark had been built specifically to win this race and to challenge Thermopylae who at that time was regarded as the fastest vessel.
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