Cutty Sark on fire

Old May 20th, 2007, 10:16 PM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 8,351
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Cutty Sark on fire

The Cutty Sark in greewich is on fire. The London Fire Brigad are tackling the blaze which effects all of the ship.
Parts were removed for restoration work but the hull and remainig parts are completely ablaze.
www.bbc.co.uk
hetismij is offline  
Old May 20th, 2007, 10:16 PM
  #2  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 8,351
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
That should of course read Greenwich.
hetismij is offline  
Old May 20th, 2007, 10:29 PM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 250
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Unfortunately it now looks as though she has been destroyed by fire. So sad.
Charley1965 is offline  
Old May 20th, 2007, 11:11 PM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 2,642
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Unbelievable! I was there with my two boys last month and we were disappointed because we couldn't see it. We made the promise to come back in 2009 when the works would be finished...
cocofromdijon is offline  
Old May 21st, 2007, 12:10 AM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 17,549
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Apparently not completely "destroyed"...

"There are pockets of charred planking and some have gone, but it doesn't look as bad as first envisaged."
Dukey is offline  
Old May 21st, 2007, 12:14 AM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 20,240
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Looks as tbough not everything is lost:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/6675381.stm

But no doubt it will take even more time and expense to have something on display.
PatrickLondon is offline  
Old May 21st, 2007, 03:11 AM
  #7  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 4,247
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Some of the planking and artifacts had been removed before the restoration work began, so at least they have a few bits to go on.
jody is offline  
Old May 21st, 2007, 05:21 AM
  #8  
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 216
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Fire, in the midst of the seas, was the worst hazard these old ships had....
anchoress is offline  
Old May 21st, 2007, 02:20 PM
  #9  
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 12,848
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I loved that old ship. The last time I toured it my youngest son was with me. It was wonderful how the nomenclature comes back to you . . . it brought back so many happy memories of living on a tall ship in my teens.
kswl is offline  
Old May 21st, 2007, 02:28 PM
  #10  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 9,642
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Such a shame. Arson hasn't been ruled out.
I remember when the Moshulu caught fire in Philadelphia...that was sad enough and the Moshulu was far less historically significant than the Cutty Sark. However, they did manage to restore the Moshulu after the fire, so fingers crossed the same will happen to the CS.
http://www.moshulu.com/site/main.asp
BTilke is offline  
Old May 21st, 2007, 02:48 PM
  #11  
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 3,227
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I've been three times in London..and the three times I wanted to go to Greenwich and see the Cutty Sark...finally I had no time and decided it wasn't going to move...As an old spanish saying says "never leave for tomorrow what you can do today".
kenderina is offline  
Old May 21st, 2007, 03:22 PM
  #12  
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 6,418
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
What a shame. We weren't able to see it in Feb, just they scaffolding around it was they were working on it. Very sad that I hadn't made the time to tour it on previous trips.

If it's arson I hope they catch the bastard and keelhaul him.
lennyba is offline  
Old May 21st, 2007, 04:09 PM
  #13  
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 348
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
We almost went in September to see it, I almost went a few weeks ago. I'm sorry I missed it.
nbodyhome is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
DanaPhx
Africa & the Middle East
32
Dec 1st, 2007 12:33 AM
eyelaser
Africa & the Middle East
22
Mar 26th, 2007 07:06 AM
NYCFoodSnob
Europe
42
Dec 1st, 2004 10:58 AM
trk
United States
13
Dec 10th, 2002 12:07 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell My Personal Information