Jan 8th, 2019
The Clipper Ship City of Adelaide is the world's oldest clipper ship. Built in Sunderland, England, by William Pile, Hay and co. and launched on 7 May 1864. It now resides at the docks of Port Adelaide where it is currently being displayed and painstakingly restored by a troop of incredible volunteers.
The ship has had an fascinating, and at times hilarious, life. She made 23 return journeys between Plymouth and Adelaide during the mid 19th Century before serving as a naval training vessel and hospital ship during the two world wars. She is South Australia's very own Mayflower, and essential viewing for anyone with an interest in the history of our great state.
Check out https://www.cityofadelaide.org.au/ for more information or to organise a visit of your own.
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