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Old 16-09-2014, 10:21
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Thermopylae by Ivan Berryman
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Often described as the most beautiful of all the clippers, the Aberdeen White Star Line's Thermopylae was Cutty Sark's only true rival, the pair often racing each other home to Great Britain from the Far East. She was unusual in that her design opted for slightly shorter masts, while the span of her yards was increased to compensate, her vast mainsail having a drop of 40ft, carried on a yard that was 80ft wide. Launched in 1868 at Aberdeen, her fate was a scandal, this wonderful ship being sold to the Portuguese government who employed her briefly as a training ship before she was callously torpedoed and sunk for target practice by the Portuguese navy in December 1907.


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Old 26-09-2014, 22:13
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As a small boy I saw a kit to make a model of Thermopylae. I was immediately desperate to buy it. Can't remember whether it was a birthday present or I saved up my pocket money over a long period, but in the end I got her.

The model of the ship itself was not overtaxing, but i remember the rigging was very complex and needed a lot of help from mum.

Thanks for the memory
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A very Dramatic painting full of action .

I for one wouldn't have wanted to set those sails in harbour let alone on a pitching spar
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