The Mary Rose

At the end of August this year, we went for a day out to the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. It’s a fascinating place, with old ships and museums to explore, modern warfare simulators to play with, and even a boat trip round the harbour. We had been almost a year ago, and bought an “all in” ticket which lasts for a year. So we thought we’d better go back and make the most of it.

This visit we concentrated on two ships and some museums. The ships were the Mary Rose (1511-1545) and HMS Warrior (1870). As far as I know, the Mary Rose is the oldest ship available to visit in the world, so here’s a little video.

It’s much more impressive “in the flesh”, honestly. I’m surprised I got much video at all. That’s “night shot” mode for you.

2 thoughts on “The Mary Rose

  1. that was interesting. i had no idea anyone was preserving something in that manner. funny how there are always people on cel phones whereever you go these days. and cameras!

  2. I’d be very interested if there is a book or DVD available about the story of the Mary Rose, it’s history, sinking and it’s raising.

    Great video.

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