Mary Rose resting in Portsmouth

Mary Rose resting in Portsmouth

The warship of the English Tudor navy of King Henry VIII. She served for 33 years in several wars against France, Scotland, and Brittany. After being substantially rebuilt in 1536, she saw her last action on 19 July 1545. She led the attack on the galleys of a French invasion fleet, but she sank in the Solent, the straits north of the Isle of Wight.

Mary Rose museum at the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard / Image: Chris Moorhouse via portsmouth.co.uk

The wreck of the Mary Rose was discovered in 1971 and was raised on 11 October 1982 by the Mary Rose Trust in one of the most complex and expensive maritime salvage projects in history.

The finds include weapons, sailing equipment, naval supplies, and a wide array of objects used by the crew. The remains of the hull have been on display at the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard since the mid-1980s while undergoing restoration. An extensive collection of well-preserved artefacts is on display at the Mary Rose Museum, built to display the remains of the ship and its artefacts.


Featured Image: The Mary Rose is a carrack-type warship / Image: maryrose.org

Websites: maryrose.org



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