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Top Museum Ships: World's Preserved Treasures!

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Top Museum Ships: World's Preserved Treasures!


Ships are the liaison of the love between human beings and the sea; and, sailors are considered as the best lovers of sea. Hence, these museum ships exist in the world.

Some are fond of seas; some are fond of their victories over seas, some are just antique….whatever the reason be….. museum ships are the ultimate choice for those closely attached to seas and sailing beyond horizons. Here, we introduce two incredible museum ships on our planet.

1. U-505, the Fighter Sub

This is a German ship that was built during World War II. She ran out of luck when a RAF patrol aircraft attacked it by landing a bomb on the deck from just above water level. U-505 had started patrolling again (post repairs) but the next 6 patrols were also destroyed by attackers, and every time, she was forced to return to base. During her 12th patrol, she was severely attacked by the U.S Navy after which it was abandoned on the captain's order. After this incident, she was donated to Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry. U-505 is a permanent exhibit at a war memorial for sailors who lost their lives in the battle of the Atlantic.

2. Cutty Sark, the Last Tea Clipper

Cutty Sark is a British clipper ship, and boasts of being one of the fastest tea clippers built in 1869. She was meant to be a tea trader but her destiny bestowed her with the role of a racer. The Ship's most famous race was against Thermopylae which occurred in 1872, when these two ships left from Shanghai together. On her way, Cutty Sark lost her rudder in a heavy windstorm. It took six days for the ship's carpenter to construct a new rudder from standby iron and timber. After five years, the ship found another source of income as a wool trader with Australia. Due to a downturn in her favorability, in 1895, she was sold to a Portuguese trading firm and by 1922, she became the last operating clipper around the globe.

These museum ships are still loved! Whether you had been a navy man or just a sailor, they will remind you of your good times too!