[1] Access to rudder [2] Round stern with ornaments [3] Rudder [4] Sternpost [5] Steering wheel [6] Dining room [7] Lounge/accommodation for officers [8] Commander's cabin [9] Access to the hatch's ladder [10] Storeroom for sails and equipment [11] Mizzen mast [12] Broadside parapet [13] Copper coating [14] Davit [15] Mess duct [16] Lifeboat [17] Accommodation for officers [18] Kitchen [19] Hold filled with bales of wool [20] Fresh water tank [21] Ballast [22] Semi-flush deck [23] Main stowage [24] Ribs [25] Main mast [26] Windlasses [27] Scuppers [28] Cargo hatch [29] Railing [30] Accommodation for sailors [31] Shrouds and ratlines [32] Fore mast [33] Toilets [34] Ropes and cables [35] Raincoats [36] Accommodation for sailors [37] Forecastle [38] Painter line of anchor's cable [39] Bowsprit [40] Figurehead [41] Cutwater

Sails (plan shown on the top right corner)

[1] Gaff sail [2] Mizzen skysail [3] Mizzen royal sail [4] Mizzen topgallant sail [5] Mizzen topsail [6] Mizzen sail [7] Mizzen sky staysail [8] Mizzen royal staysail [9] Mizzen topmast staysail [10] Main skysail [11] Main royal studdingsail [12] Main royal sail [13] Main topgallant studdingsail [14] Main topgallant sail [15] Main topmast studdingsail [16] Main topsail [17] Main sail [18] Main royal staysail [19] Main topgallant staysail [20] Main topmast staysail [21] Fore skysail [22] Fore royal sail [23] Fore topgallant sail [24] Fore topsail [25] Fore sail [26] Fore studdingsail [27] Fore drag studdingsail [28] Fore royal studdingsail [29] Fore topgallant studdingsail [30] Fore topmast studdingsail [31] Fore staysail [32] Fore topmast staysail (inner jib) [33] Fore topmast staysail (outer jib) [34] Fore topgallant staysail (flying jib)

The Cutty Sark has survived as one of the most famous clippers, even if she never was the fastest of them. As in the other fast clippers, her rigging was incredibly complex, requiring over 16 kilometers of ropes. With the purpose of using the ship to transport the Australian wool, in 1883, and to render her more maneuverable, the upper sails were removed and the masts and yards were shortened. When navigating under Portuguese flag with the name Ferreira, she was rigged as schooner, with fore-and-aft sails in the mizzen and main masts and square sails in the fore mast. The sail plan depicts the original rigging of the Cutty Sark.

Specifications of Cutty Sark clipper

Displacement
Normal: 2011 tonnes
Dimensions
Length: 64.6 meters (211 feet 11.3 inches)
Beam: 11 meters (36 feet 1.07 inches)
Draught: 6.4 meters (21 feet)
Propulsion
Sails: up to 48
Sail area: about 2972 square meters (32000 square feet)
Speed
Maximum: 17.5 knots (32.4 kilometers/hour)
Favorable: 15 knots (27.8 kilometers/hour)
Complement
28-35 officers and mariners

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