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The Cutty Sark is a British clipper ship. Built on the Clyde in 1869, she was one of the last tea clippers to be built and one of the fastest, coming at the end of a long period of design development which halted as sailing ships gave way to steam propulsion. The Cutty Sark spent only a few years on the tea trade to China before turning to the trade in wool from Australia, where she held the record time to Britain for ten years. The ship was badly damaged by fire on 21 May 2007 while undergoing conservation. The vessel has been restored and was reopened to the public in April 2012. She weights in at 963 tons and is 65 meters long. And is of a composite construction, ie wooden hull on an iron frame.

This shot is taken from below the ship looking up at the Bow showing the new glass covering. Many reflections of the people below can be seen in the glass of this roof.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 450D
Lens:EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:31 May 2013 - 2:00 PM
Focal Length:18mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.5
Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Shutter speed priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:The Cutty Sark
Username:DavidBathurst DavidBathurst
Uploaded:5 Jun 2013 - 6:37 PM
Tags:Clipper, Cutty sark, Sail, Ship, Transport, Wooden
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DavesPics
DavesPics  4 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2013 - 8:54 PM

That's a different view David of such a great ship.
Dave

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DicksPics
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5 Jun 2013 - 11:17 PM

An excellent image, David!
Thanks for the very interesting description - I can't believe it's been 6 years since the fire!
I think we must pay a huge tribute to all who have brought about her restoration.
Another must visit place for me.
Richard

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DavidBathurst
5 Jun 2013 - 11:18 PM

Thanks Dave, good to see the old girl again since the fire. David

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DavidBathurst

Richard it's well worth another visit as you can now stand below the hull, and what a sight it is to. The hull is now clad in brass plates and they are now supporting the hull from the top. Apparently the hull had started to squash down on its supports half way up the hull. I'm not sure if the brass plates are covering a totally new wooden hull after the fire or steel supports to keep the hull sound. Either way it's an impressive sight to see.

Thanks for stopping by to comment and vote, much appreciated. David

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A Booth
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23 Jun 2013 - 12:10 PM

excellent low angle view of the old lady, excellent colours and detail.

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DavidBathurst
23 Jun 2013 - 1:23 PM

Alan, thankyou for stopping by to comment, much appreciated. The old clipper is looking very grand these days, they have done a great job of her restortion. David

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