As one of the only three remaining clipper-styled ships in the world, the Cutty Sark is not only a beautiful boat, but a priceless piece of history. Claim a piece of that history for yourself with the beautiful Cutty Sark Model Ship. The original Cutty Sark, named for a character in a Robert Burns poem, was built in 1869, for beating the ship Thermopylae in the tea trade. The model of this famous ship replicates the original, hand-painted to match the actual Cutty Sark. Crafted from cherry, birch, maple, and rosewood, this model features a handcrafted wooden hull and masts. The model is guaranteed to add the spirit of the original to any room of your home.
- This is NOT a Kit - Comes Fully Assembled
- Amazing Replica of the original Cutty Sark
- Crafted from high quality materials
- Includes wooden base with metal nameplate
- Features 2 anchors with metal chain attached
A Brief History of the Cutty Sark
The Cutty Sark is a clipper-style ship, designed by Hercules Linton and built in 1869 in Scotland. The ship is named after a Scottish short chemise or undergarment. The name was also the nickname of the fictional character Nannie in a poem by Robert Burns.
The Cutty Sark was destined for the tea trade, then an intensely competitive race across the globe from China to London, with immense profits to the ship to arrive with the first tea of the year. In the most famous race, the Cutty Sark lost her rudder two weeks in and arrived in London a week after Thermopylae. Her legendary reputation is supported by the fact that her captain chose to continue this race with an improvised rudder instead of putting into port for a replacement, yet was only beaten by one week.
Presently, the Cutty Sark was preserved as a museum ship and popular tourist attraction. She is located near the center of Greenwich, in south-east London. She is a Grade I listed monument and is on the Buildings At Risk Register. The ship was restored after being damaged in a fire in 2007.
- Overall Length: 14 Inches
- Overall Width: 3 Inches
- Overall Height: 12 Inches
- Overall Scale: 1:240