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.
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.