Cutty Sark Model
7569 Cutty Sark, £99.99
Cutty Sark has been preserved in dry dock at Greenwich since 1954. Despite a near disastrous fire in 2007, she has recently undergone a massive conservation and redevelopment programme which now sees her apparently floating within her dry dock with a museum and viewing areas built under and around her hull.She was built in 1869, intended for the tea trade but made redundant by the completion of the Suez Canal, which made steam ships more economic on this route. Instead she earned her living, and incredible reputation for speed and beauty, in the wool trade from Australia - where the huge distances involved made sail the only practical option.
Amazing detail, with wooden decks and spars, authentic rigging and cotton sails.
This model comes completely assembled ready for display, and accompanied by a history leaflet. Measures 15" long.
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