Cutty Sark badly damaged by fire

Some bad news out of London..

A fire which severely damaged the famous 19th Century ship Cutty Sark is being treated as suspicious by police. The ship, which was undergoing a £25m restoration project, is kept in a dry dock at Greenwich in south-east London. An area around the 138-year-old tea clipper had to be evacuated when the fire broke out in the early hours.

Fortunately it appears that because of the restoration work about 50% of the ship had already been removed for work, but this will make the conservation work much harder.

The images below are linked from the BBC.


The Cutty Sark before the fire


Cutty Sark on fire


Cutty Sark after the fire