GREENWICH, UK - The Cutty Sark is a restored historic British clipper sailing ship that is now open as a tourist attraction in Greenwich, London. It was built in 1869 and in active service until 1895. In its heyday as a trader vessel, it was known as the fastest ship of its time. It was notable for its participation in the tea trade between Asia and Europe. When the opening of the Suez Canal created the opportunity for shorter and faster trips made by steam ships, the Cutty Sark was used to transport wool from Australia to Britain.
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Dimensions:6867 x 4583 px | 58.1 x 38.8 cm | 22.9 x 15.3 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:24 September 2018
Location:Greenwich, London, England, United Kingdom
The Cutty Sark is 213 feet (65 meters) long and carries 32, 000 square feet of sail. Her top speed was nearly 18 knots (33 km/h). She now sits in a custom-built dry dock on the banks of the Thames in Greenwich. The ship is part of the National Historic Fleet.