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Clipper Ship City of Adelaide Arrives Home in Adelaide

The world’s oldest surviving clipper ship, the City of Adelaide, has arrived in her namesake port in Australia. Historic clipper hull arrives in Adelaide from Scotland City of Adelaide clipper ship finally arrives home in Adelaide

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Clipper Ship City of Adelaide — Close to Home but Short on Cash

The world’s oldest surviving clipper ship, City of Adelaide, has arrived in Port Hedland, Western Australia. She has been carried from Scotlandon the deck of the heavy-lift ship MV Palanpur, with intermediate stops to load and discharge other cargo.  MV Palanpur is … Continue reading

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Lifting the Clipper City of Adelaide Aboard Heavy-lift MV Palanpur For Her Voyage Home

According to the latest news on their website, the City of Adelaide, the oldest surviving composite clipper ship built in 1864, will be hoisted onto the deck of the heavy-lift ship MV Palanpur in the port of Rotterdam today.  The heavy-lift ship will … Continue reading

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City of Adelaide – a Ship Renamed, a Duke Showered in Champagne, & Funding Approved

The composite clipper ship, City of Adelaide, which had been renamed HMS Carrick, was officially renamed the City of Adelaide once at a ceremony on the River Thames at Greenwich near London.  Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, was accidentally … Continue reading

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Historic Clipper City of Adelaide’s Voyage Home in Limbo? Will New Government Write the Check?

The clipper ship City of Adelaide is supposed to be transported by heavy-lift ship back to Australia in the near future. Scottish taxpayers have already chipped in $1.2 million.  The City of Adelaide Trust, however, has been unable to book … Continue reading

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City of Adelaide at Chatham, UK

The oldest surviving clipper clipper ship, City of Adelaide, was towed on its barge to Chatham where she will be fumigated. In mid-October, the 1864 built composite clipper ship will be moved to Greenwich, near the just slightly younger composite … Continue reading

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Composite Clipper Ship City of Adelaide Afloat At Last – First Leg of Her Way Home

After more than two decades, the City of Adelaide, the world’s oldest surviving clipper ship, is afloat again! The 1864 built clipper ship, supported by a 100 ton steel cradle, has been moved onto a pontoon barge and is being … Continue reading

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Composite Clipper City of Adelaide Soon on her Way to Australia, or Not

The two headlines in the BBC are from the same day and posted only an hour apart. The first reads “World’s oldest clipper ship transported to Australia.” The second – “City of Adelaide clipper ship export ban sought.”   Both … Continue reading

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Composite Clipper Ship City of Adelaide’s Rudder Arrives in Australia

The rudder for the composite clipper ship, City of Adelaide, arrived in Australia the week before Christmas   Typically, when a ship comes into port, the rudder arrives last. Very little has been typical, however, about the struggle to save the oldest composite clipper ship, the City … Continue reading

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Clipper Ship City of Adelaide Ready to Begin her Long Voyage Home to Australia

Last January we posted that the composite clipper ship City of Adelaide would begin her voyage by barge and then ship  to her namesake city in Australia by March, ”if all goes well.”   As is not unusual is this sort of project, … Continue reading

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Peter Maddison Occupying Clipper Ship City of Adelaide Again

Just as preparations for moving the world’s oldest surviving clipper ship, the City of Adelaide, to her namesake city in Australia, are getting underway, Peter Maddison, a former councillor from Sunderland, where the ship was built, has occupied the old clipper, … Continue reading

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The Clipper Ship City of Adelaide Ready by March for Transport to Australia

Last October, we posted about the shipping cradle that had been fabricated in Australia and shipped to Scotland which will be used to transport the oldest composite clipper ship, the City of Adelaide,  back to her namesake city in South … Continue reading

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Cradle for Clipper Ship City of Adelaide to Set Sail For Scotland

The City of Adelaide, built in 1864, is the oldest composite clipper ship in the world and is currently sitting on a slipway in Scotland waiting to be brought home to its namesake city.  The plan is for a steel cradle to … Continue reading

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Clipper City of Adelaide at Risk as Aussie Government Backs Out On Funding

The future of the oldest, just barely surviving, composite clipper ship in the world, the City of Adelaide, is again in question. Shortly before it was due to be scrapped in Scotland last August, an agreement was reached to send … Continue reading

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Work Begins on Transporting the Clipper Ship City of Adelaide

The clipper ship City of Adelaide (later HMS Carrick), the oldest surviving composite clipper ship in the world, was at serious risk of being broken up until a deal was  struck last August to move the ship from the Scottish Maritime Museum in Irvine, Scotland, back to its namesake … Continue reading

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Clipper City of Adelaide being made ready for trip home

The clipper ship City of Adelaide (later HMS Carrick), the oldest surviving composite clipper ship in the world, is being made ready for her long trip home to her namesake city in Australia, from her current berth in Irvine, Scotland. Carrick … Continue reading

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Clipper Ship City of Adelaide to be Sent to Australia

Great news!  The oldest just barely surviving composite clipper ship in the world, the City of Adelaide appears  likely to be moved to Australia to its namesake city, Adelaide.  The ship, which is currently at the Scottish Maritime Museum in Irvine, Scotland, has … Continue reading

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Build your Own City of Adelaide

The fate of the oldest composite clipper ship in the world, the City of Adelaide, has yet to b determined.  In the mean time, former TV host and science educator, Dr. Rob Morrison, has designed a simple paper pattern that … Continue reading

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BBC update on the Clipper City of Adelaide and the Battle of the Ballads

BC apparently has posted an interesting videocast on the composite clipper City of Adelaide.  I write apparently because it is available only in Britain and being on the other side of the pond I can only take the word of … Continue reading

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Cutty Sark to be Restored by Olympics; Fate of City of Adelaide Delayed

The Cutty Sark will be restored and ready for new visitors in time for the 2012 Olympics.   The ship was nearly destroyed by fire in 2007.    The other, albeit just barely, surviving composite clipper ship, the City of Adelaide, which has … Continue reading

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