The Mary Rose
. 1511 English Man of War
· The Flagship of King Henry the VIII of England, named for his sister Mary Tudor.
· 70 Guns; Crew 415- Varied considerably and was about 500 -600 at the time of her sinking.
· Capsized and was lost in 1545 with almost all hands when, it is said, they all ran to one side of the ship at once to get a first look at the approaching French Fleet. Boarding nets (seen on the model) designed to keep enemy boarders off the ship, kept the crew on, and all but about 30 were drowned.
· The wives of the admiral, the captain, and much of the crew along with King Henry VIII watched her sink.
· She was raised (about 1/3 of her was left buried the mud) in 1982, and is being preserved in Portsmouth, England.
· This was one of only a few known models of the Mary Rose in the world when she was constructed from plans courtesy of the Mary Rose Trust.
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