The Loss of the Cutty Sark
 The Loss of the Cutty Sark 

The Cutty Sark historic tea clipper eight months prior to the fire, Greenwich, London, UK

christine: We were most surprised when we heard that the Cutty Sark was engulfed by fire and resultingly gutted, as we had just seen it months before in our trip to England. I remember being too tired to walk on the ship (and mostly because we were aiming to visit the International Dateline before dusk), but I have fond memories sitting before it and looking to its grandeur while treating ourselves to ice cream.

What a tragic loss to England.
Canon EOS 20D: 24mm (38.4mm) f/7.1 1/400" ISO 100 Capture time: 2006-10-27 06:05:34

what a shame! its such a beautiful ship!

Posted by crash on May 23, 2007 at 8:46 AM

Yes, a sad event but it could have been much worse. Many of the ship's timbers, the masts, sails and rigging had been removed for storage. The prow, anchor, figurehead, wheel, galley and workshops were also safely elsewhere.

Posted by AG on May 27, 2007 at 2:24 PM

Pity they burned it down!!!!!

Posted by Vijay Nair on May 29, 2007 at 12:43 AM

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