The 19th Century
The CUTTY SARK was once the most famous of the great clippers. She was design by Hercules Linton, and in 1869 launched at Dumbarton in the Scottish Clyde. Her sleek hull enabled her to carry more sails than any previously designed sailing ship which translated into speed. As a result, she spent the 1870s speeding across the high seas of China, and Far East … for the tea trade, establishing a reputation as one of the fastest ships afloat.
After her heyday, in 1895, the CUTTY SARK was sold to a Portuguese company, who renamed her Ferreira.
In 1922, she was purchased by Captain Wilfred Dowmann from England and was given back her original name of CUTTY SARK. Since 1954, she was placed in dry dock in Greenwich, London, and became a unique example of breathtaking ship design and as a symbol of Britain’s proud maritime heritage.
Highlights about this Cutty Sark model ship:
- This model ship is entirely handmade by skilled and experienced craftsmen, using the plank on frame construction method
- No kits are use
- Anchors, guns, decorations, and other intricate details sculpted of metal
- Meticulously sewn sails, keep the sails from wrinkle
- Use high-quality wood such as rosewood, ebony, black wood, mahogany wood…., timbers are after process step of pre-construction.
- This Cutty Sark model ship is built on scale by the original plan, then drawn up and painted by actual photographs to ensure the best accuracy.
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