November 22, 2011

November 22: Cutty Sark Launched in Scotland, 1869

The Cutty Sark was one of the last of the China clippers. It was launched on this day in 1869.

The name Cutty Sark derives from a poem about a scantily clad woman.

Read article here.

Pictured: photograph of the Cutty Sark, taken sometime before 1916.

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