The warship Mary Rose of 1545
The only surviving 16th century warship on display anywhere in the
world, the Mary Rose was one of the earliest ships to carry heavy guns.
She was a favourite of King Henry VIII and sank off Portsmouth in 1545
during an engagement with a French invasion fleet.
The Mary Rose was rediscovered during the 1970s and raised in 1982.
Visitors can view a collection of personal, domestic and military
objects in the Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth. The hull of the Mary
Rose, which is currently undergoing an active conservation process, can
be viewed by the visiting public in the ship hall.
There is more information on the ship in the
Historic Dockyard and the website of
Wikipedia holds a good article on
Photo gallery of the Mary Rose guns
13 pictures 600 * 400 pixels, in total 600 kB. If you click on a picture
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In the museum I was impressed by the large number of artefacts recovered
with the wreckage and how much of the hull was still intact. The
salvaged cannon on display in the museum are excellently well in shape.
I took some pictures of them. If you click on a photo you will get that
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with the photos.