Cutty Sark is The World's Most Famous Ship - it's official
See that 'crossed fingers' logo at the bottom of the sign? Those fingers aren't crossed for 'Heritage', those fingers are crossed for hoping to maintain the status of The World's Most Famous Ship.
I am sure that compared to Cutty Sark the Titanic is a tin can, HMS Hood a humble dinghy, the Mayflower a mere pedalo.
I shall be at the front of the queue early in 2010, flying the flag for Cutty Sark. It will be beautiful again.
For the cynics out there - well, they could hardly write 'the world's 276th (or some such figure) most famous ship', could they?