One of only three ships in the Core Collection of the National Historic Ships Register, the legendary Cutty Sark makes a dashing addition to any room’s nautical decor. We build and offer more model ships than anyoneLooking for the perfect gitt for a client or associate?How about that hard-to-shop for family member? 100% Money Back GuaranteeHandcrafted Model Ships guarantees your every satisfaction with our models. Knowledgable Live Customer ServiceOur customer service team consists of real people right here in Southern California awaiting to assist you. Cutty Sark was destined for the tea trade, then an intensely competitive race across the globe from China to London, with immense profits to the ship to arrive with the first tea of the year.
In the end, clippers lost out to steamships, which could pass through the recently-opened Suez Canal and deliver goods more reliably, if not quite so quickly, which proved to be better for business. The ship is in the care of the Cutty Sark Trust, whose president, the Duke of Edinburgh, was instrumental in ensuring her preservation, when he set up the Cutty Sark Society in 1951. Cutty Sark station on the Docklands Light Railway is one minute's walk away, with connections to central London and the London Underground. On the morning of May 21, 2007 the Cutty Sark, which had been closed and partly dismantled for conservation work, caught fire, and burned for several hours before the London Fire Brigade could bring the fire under control. Aerial video footage showed extensive damage, but seemed to indicate that the ship had not been destroyed in its entirety. As part of the restoration work planned before the fire, it was proposed that the ship be raised three metres, to allow the construction of a state of the art museum space beneath.
For a long time, there had been growing criticism of the policies of the Cutty Sark Trust and its stance that the most important thing was to preserve as much as possible of the original fabric. In addition to explaining how and why the ship is being saved, the exhibition features a new film presentation, a re-creation of the master's saloon, and interactive exhibits about the project. The design for the renovation project by Youmeheshe architects with Grimshaw architects and Buro Happold engineers involves raising the ship out of her dry berth using a Kevlar web, allowing visitors to pass under the hull. Oscar-winning producer Jerry Bruckheimer has aided in the repair and restoration of the Cutty Sark. The Cutty Sark is one of only three surviving ships of its time that has a composite wrought iron frame structure covered by wooden planking. On Thursday May 24, 2007, Jonathan Ross revealed that he had missed the recent BAFTAs and failed to pick up his award because he was on a family trip to Cutty Sark.
The following day, during an episode of Have I Got News for You, Paul Merton kept insisting that the Duke of Edinburgh had burnt down the ship, an allusion to the conspiracy theory that the duke was involved in the death of Diana, Princess of Wales. Slightly more obscurely, the magazine of the University of Greenwich student union - the main campus of which is immediately next to the ship, comprising the majority of buildings of the Royal Naval College - is also named after the ship; the Sarky Cutt. Journalist Robert Fisk's grandfather was a first-mate aboard the Cutty Sark and mentioned in The Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East. Built with the expressed intent to out-sail the Thermopylae, her closest competitor in the tea trade, the Cutty Sark quickly became one of the fastest ships on the sea. The Mayflower was the famous ship that transported the English Separatists, better known as the Pilgrims, from Southampton, England, to Plymouth, Massachusetts (which would become the capital of Plymouth Colony), in 1620. The vessel left England on September 6, and after a grueling 66-day journey marked by disease, the ship dropped anchor inside the hook tip of Cape Cod (Provincetown Harbor) on November 11 (dates in Old Style, Julian Calendar; according to the New Style Gregorian Calendar, the corresponding dates are September 16 and November 21). On March 21, 1621, all surviving passengers, who had inhabited the ship during the winter, moved ashore at Plymouth, and on April 5, the Mayflower, a privately commissioned vessel, returned to England. In 1623, a year after the death of captain Christopher Jones, the Mayflower was most likely dismantled for scrap lumber in Rotherhithe, London.
The Mayflower was used primarily as a cargo ship, involved in active trade of goods (often wine) between England and other European countries, (principally France, but also Norway, Germany, and Spain).
Careful research went into designing a replica, the Mayflower II (launched September 22, 1956), to resemble its namesake as closely as possible. Initially, the plan was for the voyage to be made in two vessels, the other being the smaller Speedwell.
On the second attempt, the ships reached the Atlantic Ocean but again were forced to return to Plymouth because of the Speedwell's leak. After reorganisation, the final sixty-six day voyage was made by the Mayflower alone, leaving from a site near to the Mayflower Steps in Plymouth, England on September 6. The ship probably had a crew of twenty-five to thirty, along with other hired personnel; however, only the names of five are known, including John Alden. To establish legal order and to quell increasing strife within the ranks, the settlers wrote and signed the Mayflower Compact after the ship dropped anchor at the tip of Cape Cod on November 11, in what is now Provincetown Harbor. The settlers, upon initially setting anchor, explored the snow-covered area and discovered an empty Native American village. During the winter the passengers remained on board the 'Mayflower', suffering an outbreak of a contagious disease described as a mixture of scurvy, pneumonia and tuberculosis. On April 5, 1621, the Mayflower set sail from Plymouth to return to England, where she arrived on May 6, 1621.
The 102 passengers on the Mayflower were the earliest permanent European settlers in New England.
A second ship called the Mayflower made a voyage from London to Plymouth Colony in 1629 carrying thirty-five passengers, many from Leiden. However, with the Mayflower voyage in 1620, more emphasis is placed on the so-called "First Thanksgiving" and the peaceful co-existence with the native Wampanoag tribe, as issues of civilized culture, among the 13 original colonies of the U.S. The Niña joined a grand fleet of 17 ships for the second voyage to Hispaniola, becoming the flagship for an exploration of Cuba. Defender was designed by Nathanael Greene Herreshoff and built by the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company in 1895.


Defender defeated the New York Yacht Club's Vigilant then went on to defend the cup against British keel cutter Valkyrie III.
Fine craftsmanship and attention to detail highlight this scale tall model ship replica of “Old Ironsides”, the US Navy’s oldest and most famous fighting tall ship. Whether seated upon a shelf, desk or table, these USS Constitution tall ship models proudly displays their exquisitely-crafted features and indomitable historic and patriotic spirit. On the afternoon of Monday, 22nd November 1869, a beautiful little clipper ship of 963 tons gross was launched at Dumbarton on the River Leven. Cutty Sark was built for John 'Jock' Willis, a seasoned sailing ship master who had taken over his father’s firm of ship owners in the port of London. The ship was designed by Hercules Linton, a partner in the Dumbarton firm of Scott & Linton. The ship was towed to Greenock for final work on her masts and rigging. She was then brought to London to load her first cargo for China. In January 2006, letters written by Clarence Ray (apprentice on board the Cutty Sark in 1894) were brought to light by Dick Ray, his great-nephew. As steam-ships moved further into the wool trade in the 1890s, the Cutty Sark began to make less money for her owner.  After the ship returned to the UK from Brisbane in 1895, Jock Willis sold her to a Portuguese firm, J. By January 1922 Ferreira ran into a Channel gale, and the captain put into Falmouth harbour to repair the damage. In 1923 her old name and nationality was restored; the Cutty Sark had returned to British ownership. After saving the Cutty Sark for the nation, Wilfred Dowman restored the ship to a close approximation of her appearance as a tea and wool clipper.  This was a considerable feat, due to the shortage of necessary materials caused by the First World War. However, Captain Dowman died in 1936, and his widow decided that she was unable to maintain the ship at her own cost.  Therefore, the Cutty Sark was sold to the Incorporated Thames Nautical Training College, Greenhithe, and left Falmouth in 1938 accompanied by cheers from well-wishers and hoots from vessels in the harbour. In 1951, the ship was sent to London, to be moored in the Thames as part of the Festival of Britain celebrations.  Returning to Greenhithe, it was not long before her plight became noticed by those determined to save her from the scrap-yard. The Cutty Sark Society was formed by Frank Carr, Director of the National Maritime Museum, and patronised by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.  In a special ceremony, just before the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip took possession of Cutty Sark on behalf of the the society.
Built for speed on the open ocean, this amazing clipper ship was considered the fastest of any her size, rumored to have once outrun a more modern steam ship. Built in 1869, she served as a merchant vessel (the last clipper to be built for that purpose), and then as a training ship until being put on public display in 1954. This was the nickname of the fictional character Nannie (also the name of the ship's figurehead) in Robert Burns' 1791 comic poem Tam o' Shanter. However, she did not distinguish herself; in the most famous race, against Thermopylae in 1872, both ships left Shanghai together on June 18th, but two weeks later Cutty Sark lost her rudder after passing through the Sunda Strait, and arrived in London on October 18th, a week after Thermopylae, a total passage of 122 days.
In 1916 she was dismasted off the Cape of Good Hope, sold, re-rigged in Cape Town as a barquentine, and renamed Maria do Amparo. She is located near the centre of Greenwich, in south-east London, close aboard the National Maritime Museum, the former Greenwich Hospital, and Greenwich Park.
Greenwich Pier is next to the ship, and is served by scheduled river boats from piers in central London.
Initial reports indicated that the damage was extensive, with most of the wooden structure in the centre having been lost. Doughty expressed that the trust was most worried about the state of iron framework to which the fabric was attached. After initial analysis of the CCTV footage of the area suggested the possibility of arson, further investigation over the following days by Scotland Yard failed to find conclusive proof that the fire was set deliberately. The fire damage has been put forth as a reason for the Cutty Sark to be rebuilt in a manner that would allow her to put to sea again by proponents of the idea.
Live webcam views of the conservation work allow the visitor to see remotely the work being carried out on the ship. A collection of photos taken by Bruckheimer went on display in London in November 2007 to help raise money for the Cutty Sark Conservation Project.
An image of the ship appears on the label, and the maker formerly sponsored the Cutty Sark Tall Ships' Race. With a long and fascinating history, now on dry dock display in Greenwich, London the Cutty Sark is a world renowned vessel that commands respect and admiration.
The Mayflower originally was destined for the mouth of the Hudson River, near present-day New York City, at the northern edge of England's Virginia colony, which itself was established with the 1607 Jamestown Settlement. At least between 1609 and 1622, it was mastered by Christopher Jones, who would command the ship on the famous transatlantic voyage, and based in Rotherhithe, London, England.  After the famous voyage of the Mayflower, the ship returned to England, likely dismantled for scrap lumber in Rotherhithe in 1623, only a year after Jones's death in March 1622. This vessel is now part of the Plymouth Plantation living museum, near Plymouth, Massachusetts. The first voyage of the ships departed Southampton, England, on August 5, 1620, but the Speedwell developed a leak, and had to be refitted at Dartmouth. With 102 passengers plus crew, each family was allotted a very confined amount of space for personal belongings. However the ship was forced far off-course by inclement weather and drifted well north of the intended Virginia settlement.
The curious settlers dug up some artificially-made mounds, some of which stored corn while others were burial sites. When it ended, there were only 53 persons still alive, half of the passengers and half of the crew.
With cooperation between Project Mayflower and Plymouth Plantation, an accurate replica of the original (designed by naval architect William A.
Virginia even had black indentured servants by 1619 and a population of about 4,500 in 1623.
That settlement lasted 500 years, longer than the entire colonial history of the United States.


They left Palos de la Frontera on August 3, 1492, stopping at the Canary Islands on August 12, 1492, and continued westward. She was captured by a pirate corsair when leaving the port of Cagliari and brought to Cape Pula, Sardinia. Following the contest, Defender was towed to New Rochelle where it remained for another four years without sailing.
On that day, she was given a name that was to become renowned throughout the seafaring world.
It is believed that he moulded the bowlines of Willis's earlier vessel, The Tweed into the midship attributes of Firth of Forth fishing boats, creating a beautiful new hull shape that was stronger, could take more sail, and be driven harder than any other.
Moore and his Mate were transferred from the Blackadder to the Cutty Sark and it was under his command that the ship embarked upon her most successful period of working life. This important archive reveals how a fifteen year old boy lived and worked alongside his shipmates. Wilfred Dowman, a retired windjammer skipper and owner of the training ship Lady of Avenel, saw the ship and set out to buy her.  However, she returned to Lisbon without further mishap and was sold to a new Portuguese owner who changed her name to Maria do Amparo. She was also the first historic vessel since Drake’s Golden Hind in the sixteenth century to be opened to the public, and oral history interviews have revealed how boatmen used to take many visitors out to the ship. Give this handsome and sleek ship replica as a gift, or place one in your home for a distinct and historic nautical flare. She is preserved in dry dock at Greenwich in London, but was damaged in a fire on May 21, 2007 while undergoing extensive restoration. She was wearing a linen cutty sark that she had been given as a child, therefore it was far too small for her.
Her legendary reputation is supported by the fact that her captain chose to continue this race with an improvised rudder instead of putting into port for a replacement, yet was only beaten by one week. Under the respected Captain Richard Woodget, she did very well, posting Australia-to-Britain times of as little as 67 days. In 1922 she was bought by Captain Wilfred Dowman, who restored her to her original appearance and used her as a stationary training ship.
The bow section looked to be relatively unscathed and the stern also appeared to have survived without major damage. However, the Cutty Sark Trust have found that less than 5% of the original fabric was lost in the fire, as the decks which were destroyed were non-original additions. Place one of these fabulous model ships above the fireplace, in the den, or in your office, and imagine the glorious days when she once glided through the waves.
The Mayflower Barn, just outside the Quaker village of Jordans, in Buckinghamshire, England, is said to be built from these timbers.
As a result of the delay, the settlers did not arrive in Cape Cod till the onset of a harsh New England winter. The settlers stole the corn and looted and desecrated the graves, sparking friction with the locals. In spring, they built huts ashore, and on March 21, 1621, the surviving passengers left the Mayflower.
Throughout the winter, the passengers spent time ashore preparing home sites and searching for food but partly remained based aboard the Mayflower. Also, Albany, New York, was settled by the Dutch in 1614, Santa Fe, New Mexico by the Spanish in 1610, and St. In addition, the archeological site at L'Anse aux Meadows, on the coast near the northern tip of Newfoundland in Canada, has also been identified as a 10th or 11th century Viking settlement site. His ambition was for Cutty Sark to be the fastest ship in the annual race to bring home the first of the new season's tea from China. There are currently two petitions to the UK Prime Minister, one for funds to restore the ship, and the other for funds to restore the ship into commission as a sail training vessel. The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck part three-and-a-half: The Cowboy Captain of the Cutty Sark by Don Rosa features the ship herself. The settlers ultimately failed to reach Virginia where they had already obtained permission from the London Company to settle. They moved down the coast to what is now Eastham, and explored the area of Cape Cod for several weeks, looting and stealing as they went. Only about half of the settlers would still be alive when the Mayflower left in the spring.
Captained by Alan Villiers, the voyage ended in Plymouth Harbor after 55 days on June 13, 1957 to great acclaim.
After one of his men accidentally ran the Santa Maria aground, Columbus returned on the Niña in early 1493.
In the award winning science fiction novel Blue Mars, by Kim Stanley Robinson, the Cutty Sark is portrayed sailing in one of the newly created channels on Earth following a major flood bought upon by volcanic activity in Antarctica. They decided to relocate to Plymouth after a difficult encounter with the local native Americans, the Nausets, at First Encounter Beach, in December 1620. It attempted the trip again in 1641, departing London in October of that year, John Cole, master, with 140 passengers for Virginia, but it never arrived. In The Deptford Mice trilogy of books by Robin Jarvis, the mouse character Thomas Triton lives on board the Cutty Sark.



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