Cutty Sark at Night in Greenwich, South London



One of the last of tea clippers ever built a fast sailing ship that was designed to bring the new season tea back from China as quickly as possible. Now restored and on permanent display in dry dock close to Greenwich Pier on the Thames in South London. It actually did little service as a tea-clipper being overtaken by the opening of the Suez Canal and the advent of steamships. It served for a number of years in the wool trade between Australia and the England.


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