The magnificent Cutty Sark dates back to 1869 and is the only surviving extreme clipper in the World. The ship has been in Greenwich since the 1950s but is currently closed to the public. A major restoration project suffered a serious set back when fire ripped through the hull of the ship in May 2007. The Cutty Sark re-opens in April 2012. It is one of only three remaining original composite construction (wooden hull on an iron frame) clipper ships from the nineteenth century in part or whole, the others being the City of Adelaide, awaiting transportation to Australia for preservation, and the beached skeleton of Ambassador of 1869 near Punta Arenas, Chile.