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The Cutty Sark left London on her maiden voyage on the 16th February 1870, sailing around the Cape of Good Hope to Shanghai in 3½ months. She made eight journeys to China, as part of the tea trade, until steam ships replaced sail on the high seas. The ship was later used for training naval cadets during World War II and in 1951 was moored in London for the Festival of Britain. She was built in 1869 at Dumbarton on the River Clyde and was designed by Hercules Linton. The main mast stood 152 ft above the deck and she was preserved as a tribute to merchant navy workers