Cutty Sark aka Nannie Dee

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I have been given a photo that was identified as the Cutty Sark while still in service. I have been informed this is not the Cutty Sark, a nick name that stuck as the name we know her by today! Cutty-Sark (Witch) Nannie Dee.
Wikipedia had this to say.
Figure Head.....she is the witch Nannie Dee from a Robert Burn's poem...Tam o'Shanter. Cutty Sark was a nick name given to the Witch Nanny Dee. The figure head as I have pointed out is named after the character created by Burn's. So my question is? The Cutty Sark is also known by the name Nanny Dee before her now known name. Let me say this, I have been informed this photo is from a private collection, I was allowed to share and she is identified as the then as in service Cutty Sark? Funny as it is, the Scotch Whiskey (Cutty Sark) is named after the ship. What a play on words!

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The Cutty Sark was launched as the Cutty Sark, and was renamed Ferreira in 1895, then briefly Mario Do Amparo in 1922, reverting to her original name Cutty Sark later in the same year. She was never called Nannie Dee officially!
 

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Thanks shipbuilder, who better to know her History than some one from Britain. I posted on another Forum and was flat out told I was wrong in my saying the photo was the Cutty, regardless the name at the time of the photo, it is still the Cutty. Appreciate your time to answer my question. Have a great day my friend.
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It is not a ship I have ever had much interest in, but there are loads of images on the internet showing her as either Cutty Sark or Ferreira with the painted ports. Cutty Sark was a good looking ship, although not very successful as a tea clipper (never having won a tea race). But became famous in the Australian wool trade, but getting home first with a few hundred tons of wool could not really compete with the big iron ships carrying thousands of tons of wool. My preference is for less famous ships that had equally interesting careers. For example, the Kaisow, below:
Bob



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