Cutty Sark Three Masted Again

Photograph Georgina Frowde
Four years ago in May 2007 one of Britain’s most historic vessels, the Cutty Sark was gutted by flames when an industrial vacuum cleaner used on board caught fire.

She was in the early stages of what was a planned restoration programme when fire broke out while she lay in her permanent berth in Greenwich, south-east London.

Now all three masts have been re steeped aboard the 19th-century tea clipper.  First up was the foremast, followed by the main with the mizzen going up last.

HM the Queen will officially reopen Cutty Sark in April 2012