Cutty Sark and Thermopylae in the great Tea Race of 1872. [by Geoff Hunt] The Cutty Sark was by far the most powerful of the tea clippers. She lost her rudder near the end of the race, thus arriving a week later. The Thermopylae was built at the shipyard of Walter Hood Co., Aberdeen, in 1868 for George Thompson's "White Star Line". Sold to Canadian owners in 1890 who cut her down her rig to that of a barque.
A VERY formidable defence !! These nuclear submarines shadow aircraft carriers to ensure the threat of underwater attack is neutralised and ultra sophisticated radar and weaponry protect the carriers and battlegroup from above the waves attack
Batavia was a ship of the Dutch East India Company (VOC). It was built in Amsterdam in 1628, and armed with 24 cast-iron cannons. A twentieth century replica of the ship is also called the Batavia and can be visited in Lelystad, Netherlands.
Painting Copyright Richard C. Moore. All rights reserved. "Only that which cannot be lost in a shipwreck is yours." - Al Ghazzali; in Llewellyan Vaughan-Lee: Travelling the Path of Love" Inverness, CA: Godlen Sufi Center, 1995, p. 109; Quotation Source: http://www.katinkahesselink.net/sufi/Al-Ghazzali.html ;