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GREENWICH, England - A spectacular fire caused heavy damage to the clipper ship Cutty Sark on Monday, adding millions to the cost of restoring one of London's proudest maritime relics.

 

The cause of the blaze was under investigation, but within hours officials responsible for the graceful 19th-century sailing ship said they were determined to carry on with a four-year restoration project.

 

"We're going to redouble our efforts to ensure that the ship is open, available, back and running in the future," said Chris Livett, the chairman of Cutty Sark Enterprises, responsible for restoring the world's only surviving tea clipper.

 

"I think when we finish with this project, she will be better than she was ... in a complete state a year ago," Livett told reporters.

 

Firefighters responded to an early morning alarm at the ship's dry dock. The flames were out about two hours later.

 

"At the moment we are treating the fire as suspicious, as we would do any fire of this scale and importance," police Inspector Bruce Middlemiss said. Surveillance cameras showed several people in the area at the time the fire started, but there was no indication that any had been involved in igniting the fire.

 

"There is no evidence or intelligence to lead us to think this was an arson," Middlemiss said.

 

The ship is the world's only surviving example of an extreme clipper, regarded as the ultimate development of a merchant sailing vessel. Most of the original hull had survived since the ship was built for the tea trade of the 1800s.

 

Cutty Sark had been closed to visitors since last year for a $50 million renovation.

 

The leaders of the restoration project said the damage was not as bad as they feared.

 

"I'm relieved. I came here thinking the ship had gone on her last journey," said Richard Doughty, chief executive of the Cutty Sark Trust.

 

However, "this will have resulted in millions and millions of pounds of damage. This is a ship that belongs to the world, and we're going to need financial help," said Doughty.

 

Ian Bell, manager of the ship restoration project, emerged from an inspection of the ship with soot on his cheeks but an optimistic message about the condition of the ship's iron frame.

 

"Initial indications suggest we don't have any massive distortions of the ship," Bell said.

 

Cutty Sark left London on its first voyage on Feb. 16, 1870, proceeding around Cape Hope to Shanghai 3 1/2 months later. The ship made only eight voyages to China in the tea trade, as steam ships replaced sail on the high seas.

 

Measuring 280 feet in length, the ship weighed 979 U.S. tons and its main mast soared 152 feet above the main deck.

 

The ship was used for training naval cadets during World War II, and in 1951 it was moored in London for the Festival of Britain. Shortly afterward, the ship was acquired by the Cutty Sark Society.

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