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Offline Graham Taylor

Cutty Sark, Greenwich
« on: Feb 06, 2013, 12:23 AM »
Managed to take a proper look at the newly renovated Tea Clipper since its opening by The Queen in April 2012, after a disastrous fire in 2007.

Not everyone will like the way she is jacked several feet up, but I liked the fact that I could walk right underneath her.

She hasn't looked this good since she left the Dumbarton shipyards little over 140 years ago.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/9225863/Cutty-Sark-restoration-makes-clipper-appear-airborne-complain-naval-historians.html

TO VIEW ON A DESKTOP

https://www.flickr.com/photos/54378714@N03/sets/72157632695714467/

TO VIEW ON A SMARTPHONE

http://m.flickr.com/photos/54378714@N03/sets/72157632695714467/
« Last Edit: Feb 06, 2013, 12:58 PM by Graham Taylor »
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Offline Bruce Nicholls

Re: Cutty Sark, Greenwich
« Reply #1 on: Feb 06, 2013, 09:36 AM »
You are correct Graham, they have done a fabulous job. The only thing I am not sure about is that the roof line appears to be above the waterline making her look a little odd to my eyes. There may be good practical reasons for this, however I think they managed this better with the Great Britain in Bristol with her glass roof at the waterline. Still a great job though which should ensure survival for the future.

Offline Graham Taylor

Re: Cutty Sark, Greenwich
« Reply #2 on: Feb 06, 2013, 03:20 PM »
Yes she does sit low in the water, so to speak. I would hazard a guess that the roof had to be positioned so to clear the braces and struts that hold the whole ship in that position. Perhaps the Architects were trying to convey her sailing through the heavy seas of the Southern Ocean, I don't know.

It is a shame though that in designing a superb space and a terrific view of her keel the Architects have sacrificed the one view in her dock that made Cutty Sark so special. Now it's very difficult to appreciate her hull and racing lines from the dockside.

http://www.oldsaltblog.com/2012/04/is-the-restored-cutty-sark-a-clucking-grade-a-turkey/
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