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Cutty Sark

Cutty Sark is a British clipper ship. Built on the Clyde in 1869 for the Jock Willis Shipping Line, 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.  By 1954 she had ceased to be useful and was transferred to permanent dry dock at Greenwich, London on public display. As a museum ship become a popular tourist attraction, and part of the National Historic Fleet. She is located near the centre of Greenwich, in south-east London, close aboard the National Maritime Museum, the former Greenwich Hospital, and Greenwich Park. She is also a prominent landmark on the route of the London Marathon. She usually flies signal flags from her ensign halyard reading “JKWS”, which is the code representing Cutty Sark in the International Code of Signals, introduced in 1857.

Address

King William Walk, Greenwich

Opening hours

Monday to Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.


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