Cutty Sark Ship Model (1869 GB) | Medium Scale

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Cutty Sark Ship Model (1869 GB) | Medium Scale

Overall size: 73 cm (L) x 45 cm (H)

SKU: 6

completed Cutty Sark 1869 model ship

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Overall dimensions:

Length: 29" (73 cm)
Width: 8" (20 cm)
Height: 18" (45 cm)

The medium scale Cutty Sark 1869 model ship has copper plated hull.

  • The tea clipper ship model is supported by a solid wooden stand.

  • Handmade wooden Cutty Sark replica.

  • Sold fully assembled with sails furled.

  • A three mast clipper model ship for display.
  • Not a kit.

  • Dispatched from Bristol or Click & Collect.

Models are shipped via DHL and shipping costs are as follows:

UK mainland and Northern Ireland @ £10.50
The Scottish Highlands & Channel Islands @ £35.10
The USA @ £150.00

Please email us to request a delivery charge to your country.

Shipping cost doesn't include customs clearance, import taxes, duty or VAT. The buyer will be liable for payment of all import charges applicable in their respective country. Each country has a different tax rate. We advise buyers to check their government website for further information.

There are no extra charges to be paid for deliveries to Northern Ireland.

During the mid-1800’s the Tea Clippers used to race from China back to the UK, with the new season's crop. The Cutty Sark was built for this purpose by Scott and Lindon and launched on 22nd November 1869, at Dumbarton, Scotland.

The Cutty Sark made her maiden voyage in January 1870. Between 1870-1877 she carried mainly tea but was never able to win the tea race. Her most successful year should have been in 1872 when she was leading her great rival, the Thermopylae by 400 miles, but disaster struck and she lost her rudder in a storm.

From 1878 she carried coal between Shanghai and Sydney, and wool between Melbourne and New York, but her finest hour came in the regular Australian wool trade to London. Her design and speed were well suited to the rough seas of the Southern Hemisphere and between 1885 – 1895 she was untouchable, even beating her old rival Thermopylae on no less than five occasions.She was sold to a Portuguese firm and re-named the ‘Ferreira’. She served the next 27 years sailing between Portugal and its colonies.

In 1920 she was sold again and re-named the ‘Maria do Amparo’ and in 1922 she was re-fitted in London. Captain Dowman purchased her, raised the Red Ensign, and she came home again. In 1924 she was restored as a Tea Clipper but was presented by Captain Dowman's widow to the Thames Nautical Training College where she became a training ship. She was moved to Greenwich as an exhibit in 1951.

If you are in London you must pay a visit to the 
National Maritime Museum in Greenwich. It’s a fabulous day out with the kids and you can also see the Cutty Sark ship and the Royal Observatory.

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