CUTTY SARK Collection of 4 Clipper Ship Prints by Hugh Knolly

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 Cutty Sark is a British Clipper ship. Built on the Clyde in 1869 for the Jock Wills Shipping Line, she was one of the last tea clippers to be built and one of the fastest, coming at the end of a long period of design development which halted as sailing ships gave way to steam propulsion.

In 1862, Flying Cloud was sold to the Black Ball Line in  Liverpool, sailing under British colors without change of name, and was soon traveling between the mother country and Australia and New Zealand. Her latter years were spent in the log trade between Newcastle upon Tyne, England, and St. John, New Brunswick,  Canada.

Red Jacket was a clipper ship, one of the largest and fastest ever built. She was also the first ship of the  White Star Line company. She was named after Sagoyewatha a famous Seneca Indian chief, called "Red Jacket" by settlers. She was built by George Thomas in Rockland, Maine and launched in 1853. 

Sovereign of the Seas was a 17th-century warship of the English Navy. She was ordered as a 90-gun first rate ship of the English Royal Navy.  Sovereign of the Seas was ordered in August 1634 on the personal initiative of Charles I England who desired a giant Great Ship to be built. She was the most extravagantly decorated warship in the Royal Navy, completely adorned from stern to bow with gilded carvings against a black background.  Sovereign of the Seas had 118 gun ports and only 102 guns.  She was laid up at Chatham and burned in  January 1697 being burnt to the water line by a fire from an overturned candle.

Artist Lieutenant-Commander Hugh Knollys,  died at age 87, played a major role in the last British destroyer action of the Second World War, and later became a marine artist.  He was a controversial person often in the news. He also painted over 1500 portraits of children.

 Image size: 17 x 21"

(Note - I added the titles to the images but aren't on original prints.)