Boat Radio – Tales of the Thames – Cutty Sark
Built in Dumbarton in 1869, Cutty Sark was one of the fastest vessels in the world. Originally constructed to import tea from China, she quickly switched to the international wool trade and, for ten years, she held the Britain-to-Australia speed record.
These days, she sits in dry dock on the Thames in Greenwich, where she has become one of London’s most iconic landmarks.
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