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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 crew of Cutty Sark would each have a small chest or bag in their cabin, in which they kept all their belongings while on board, except the clothes they was wearing.
On the 'Tween Deck of Cutty Sark, the Star of India is displayed – a carved wooden emblem originally fitted to the stern of the ship and once owned by John Willis, Cutty Sark’s owner.
The Long John Silver Collection of figureheads on display at Cutty Sark is a colourful and eclectic collection of characters, ranging from Sir Lancelot to William Wilberforce, Florence Nightingale to the Greek goddess Amphitrite, General Gordon to Abraham Lincoln.
Cutty Sark wears a number of flags which identify the ship, her owner and her country of registry.
The lens is labelled 'Ex RTC? [Reversible Transit Circle]/ Grubb Parson number 5438, 7.25 inches aperture, 1110 ft focal length'.
We honour the contributions to WWI by the Royal and Merchant Navy with a series of specialised curator tours.
A conference focusing on the extraordinary trials of Burgess Clock B held at the Royal Observatory.