Cutty Sark history
A tea clipper launched in 1869. Length 85,34 m, breadth 10,97 m, draught 6,4 m. and displacement of 2,133 tons. The most famousof all tea clippers, the Cutty Sark is today preserved for posterity at dry dock in Greenwich. Built to transport tea from China, she was designed by Hercules Linton, whose ambition it was to outstrip the Termopylae, the fastest ship of the times.