Cutty Sark on Fire!

  MrNerdy 08:53 21 May 2007

A fire on board the famous 19th Century ship the Cutty Sark is now under control, the London fire brigade said.

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  GANDALF <|:-)> 09:41 21 May 2007

Would one be correct to assume that the May 2009 completion time for refurbishment might be a tad optimistic?


  simonjary 10:14 21 May 2007

Didn't there used to be a brand of matches called Cutty Sark? They were asking for trouble...

  postie24 13:07 21 May 2007

Think them matches should have been called Cutty Spark :))

  Totally-braindead 20:46 21 May 2007

Its burnt to a crisp isn't it. Didn't know about it as the TVs not been on.

  Forum Editor 00:38 22 May 2007

The Cutty Sark is often referred to as a tea clipper, but the ship really came into her own as a wool clipper, running fleeces from Sydney to London. On one glorious occasion she did 12200 miles in 54 days, an average of 226 miles a day. She must have been quite a sight when running at full tilt under all that sail, and it was sad to see the fire hoses playing over her charred remains today.

  Al94 10:26 22 May 2007

Seems very negligent that this important relic was left without any security or fire protection in place during the course of renovation which allowed the fire to develop to such a degree before the alarm was raised. It appears that the Trust who are in charge of her failed in their duty of care.

  Bingalau 10:49 22 May 2007

Al94. The "Cocky-Watchman" was probably having a crafty kip.

  postie24 08:52 23 May 2007

Its the same with anything,out of sight,out of mind.

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