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SV Cutty Sark and HMS Worcester.
|SV Cutty Sark and HMS Worcester.|
|© National Maritime Museum, London|
|Repro ID: H6362|
|Description: In 1938, the widow of Captain Dowman, the owner of the 'Cutty Sark', presented the ship to the Thames Nautical Training College, with the idea that she be used as a boating station for the ageing 'Worcester' (the building of the 'Worcester' had begun over 100 years earlier). However, the college was evacuated during the Second World War, and because of the subsequent lack of attention, the 'Worcester' was in such a poor state that the college sought a new base. This arrived in the shape of HMS 'Exmouth', which was renamed 'Worcester', and the old training was moved to Thurrock to be broken up – she sank before this could happen. The 'Cutty Sark', meanwhile, was placed in dry dock on the Thames at Greenwich, where she can still be seen today.|
|Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London|