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ST0023-80 67 H x 85 L x 40 W (CM) 0.00

HISTORY

The most famous and only surviving tea clipper, Cutty Sark was launched on November 22, 1870. Built in Dumbarton, Scotland, she was the love of many seamen, second only to Nelson’s own HMS Victory. Named from Robert Burns’ poem, Tam O’Shanter, this extraordinary ship bears a figurehead representing the character Nannie. As the poem goes, Tam meets a group of modeles most of whom are ugly, fair but one, young and beautiful Nannie; described as wearing only a “cutty sark”, i.e., a short chemise or shirt. The Cutty Sark sporting her sleek lines and enormous sails was the fastest ship sailing Cape of Good Hope during the China Tea Trade until 1873. She then embarked upon twenty years of sailing between England and Australia. Her next assignment after 1895 was to serve under the Portuguese flag for twenty-five years. After World War II, in 1954, she was towed to Greenwich and placed in a specially constructed dry dock. Following extensive reconstruction work, she was reopened to the public in 1957, and now belongs to the Tames Nautical Training College and stands in Greenwich, London where over thirteen million visitors have graced her deck. This museum quality, highly detailed, expert level, tall ship model is Brand New, fully assembled and ready for display. This tall ship model was specially designed & built by the plank on frame method (joining multiple small pieces of wood like Rosewood, Mahogany, Teak and other exotic tropical wood together on the hull). The tall ship model is built exactly to scale as the original HMS Sovereign of the Seas was with many details. The task required skillful craftsmen hundreds of hours to accomplish.