Cutty Sark Clipper Ship, Model Boat
Designed by Hercules Linton, this is a model “Clipper Ship” from the 1800s, the Cutty Sark, built in 1869 at Dumbarton, Scotland.
Using historical photographs, drawings or original plans, this Cutty Sark is handcrafted and built to scale with high-grade wood such as western red cedar, rosewood, and mahogany. Using plank-on-frame construction methods which are similar to the building of actual ships, this model ship has incredible details.
The Cutty Sark model features plank on frame, two decks, and one row of metal portholes on each side of the ship. The front bowsprit and three large masts are connected securely using advanced rigging and lines painstakingly knotted and fastened by hand. Each yard has an attached hand-stitched rolled-up sails made of fine linen. Metal anchors and a wooden rudder are visible on the front and rear of the ship. On the deck, there are authentic hand-built lifeboats with ribs and planks, metal steering wheels, wood ladders and windlass, captain’s dining and sleeping cabin, and many other handcrafted ornaments.
This model arrives to you with a solid wood base and brass nameplate, fully assembled.
Dimensions: 34" length x 12" wide 27.5" tall
A little history:
The Cutty Sark was built in Dumbarton, Scotland, in 1869 and was engaged in the China tea trade until 1873. She then embarked upon twenty years of passages between England and Australia. After 1895 she served under the Portuguese flag for twenty-five years. She now belongs to the Thames Nautical Training College and she stands dry-docked at Greenwich in London