The tea clipper Cutty Sark
The Cutty Sark was launched 1869 in Dumbarton, Scotland. In tea trade until 1890, she took part in the tea clipper races from China to London which made her famous and gave her a legendary reputation. After that she was used for general trade and wool transport. She won all of the wool races she took part in and set several speed records. In 1954, after many years as a stationary training ship she was moved to a purpose-built dry-dock in Greenwich and preserved as a museum ship.
During repair works in May 2007 the ship caught fire and was considerably damaged. However, after reviewing the damage and successfully raising funds it was decided to restore the ship completely. She was opened to the public again in 2012.
In Wikipedia there is a detailed account on the Cutty Sark. The restoration work and how to visit her is shown on the webpage of the Cutty Sark Trust and the Royal Museums Greenwich. I took many photographs of the ship on a visit in April 2014.
The Cutty Sark model, photos, description and dimensions
This model of the Cutty Sark is a elegant masterpiece, built by a very
experienced skilled modeller. It is very well done in detailing hull and
The sails of the Cutty Sark model were set like the ship being on
starboard tack in quartering wind.
The ship model is 1 : 67 scale. Length is 128 cm, width 28 cm, height 78 cm.
A display case for the model is length 138 cm, width 39 cm, height 82 cm.
There are more photos, several views of the entire ship model taken from all directions, and several closer views of hull, deck and rigging, and pictures of the purpose-built display case. Click images to enlarge!
This model has already been sold. The pictures and the data are shown in the gallery of the ship models sold only to let enthusiasts and model makers enjoy the photos and maybe get ideas or some guidance, if someone builds such a model by himself.