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The Ferreira (1869) at the Albion Dock in 1921.

The Ferreira (1869) at the Albion Dock in 1921.
The Ferreira (1869) at the Albion Dock in 1921.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H0418
Description: The 'Ferreira' (1869) in the Albion Dock, Surrey Commercial Docks, in November 1921. She was formerly the tea clipper 'Cutty Sark', which had been sold to a Portuguese trader in 1895 and renamed 'Ferreira'. After a refit at the Surrey Docks in 1922 she headed back to Portugal, but a storm forced her to shelter at Falmouth Harbour, Cornwall. Here she was spotted by a mariner who had last seen her looking splendid under full sail in 1894. He decided she should be bought from her Portuguese owners and restored for the nation to enjoy. Renamed the 'Cutty Sark' once more, she spent some time at Greenhithe before coming to her current resting place in Greenwich in 1951.
Creator: Unknown
Date: November 1921
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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