Cutty Sark 1869 Brass Compass
A tribute to the world famous clipper Cutty Sark, this antique-finish brass compass has an engraving of the globe on the underside centering particularly on Australia, destination for Cutty Sark on many occasions to bring wool and other cargo back to England.
Cutty Sark was built in Dumbarton in 1869. Cutty Sark’s first voyage departed London on 15 February 1870, bound for Shanghai. On this outward voyage, the ship carried a general cargo, including wine, spirits and beer and manufactured goods.
As Cutty Sark moved into its teenage years, it was the most successful period as a cargo ship. Transporting wool from Australia saw it sail faster than every ship at the time by 25 days to a month.
In December 1883, Cutty Sark broke the record for the fastest passage back to London from Australia, she was to break her own record on several occasions subsequently.
- Diameter 3.25"
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