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Date Shared: 19 August 2016
This famous sailing ship made many voyages around the world, but what do you know about her?
Where and when was the Cutty Sark built?
A clipper was a fast sailing ship of the 19th century. What did it carry?
How long did this journey take?
What was the ship's first voyage on 16 Feb, 1870?
What other cargoes did the Cutty Sark carry?
From which countries did the crew of the Cutty Sark mainly come from?
What is the story of the ship's cook, Tony Robson?
China clippers are still the fastest commercial sailing boats ever made. How fast?
Why did tea clippers become less popular in the late 19th century?
When did the Cutty Sark come to Greenwich as a tourist attraction?
In Glasgow, Scotland, 1869 In Liverpool, England, 1869 In London, England, 1879 In Belfast, Ireland, 1879 It carried cargoes of tea from China It carried cargoes of tea to China It carried mobile phones from China It carried mobile phones to China Around 70 days Around 90 days Around 170 days Around 190 days London to Shanghai, via the Cape of Good Hope London to Shanghai, via the Suez Canal Shanghai to London, via the Cape of Good Hope London to Ningbo, via Cape Horn Coal, spirits, wool and even pianos Coal, sprints, wool and even pianos Kale, spirits, wool and even pianos Coal, spirits, wood and even pianos Scotland and England England, Scotland, Wales England and Wales Scotland and Ireland He was Chinese, found abandoned as a baby on a raft in the ocean He was English, and started work aged only 14 He was Scottish, and invented a special recipe for chicken noodle soup He once crashed the Captain's wooden bicycle A top average speed of 30km/hour A top average speed of 13km/hour A top average speed of 3km/hour A top average speed of 300km/hour All of the other reasons given New steamships using engines could travel without needing wind for sails They couldn't use the Suez Canal, a new shortcut between Europe and Asia An economic crisis in the USA, 1857 1954 1904 1924 1854
19 August 2016
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