The Cook was a petty officer with a berth in the aft deckhouse, who cooked the crew’s meals in the galley in the forward deckhouse. The longest-serving cook, and petty officer, was James Robson who sailed on ten voyages, 1885- 1895. Born in China, he was apparently found as a castaway when a baby and adopted by a sea captain and his wife, growing up in London before embarking in a career at sea.

To learn more about life on board Cutty Sark – and meet the other crew members – visit the Maritime Home Learning page

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