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Captain Woodget

Captain Richard Woodget engaged as Master of Cutty Sark on 30 March 1885, aged 39, for her 16th voyage.  Previously of the Coldstream, he went on to command Cutty Sark for ten years while she was engaged in the Australian wool trade. Under Woodget, Cutty Sark made her name as…

Object focus: Cutty Sark’s bells

Cutty Sark had two bells on board – a 50lb bell with the ship’s name engraved on to it, which was located on the monkey foc’s’le (the raised deck at the bow) and a smaller bell on the poop deck, at the stern. The bell was primarily used to mark…