british-history:

The Mary Rose, the pride of King Henry VIII’s naval fleet, sank in the Solent on this day in British history, 19 July 1545. In a unique story, the sunken ship was discovered in 1971 and a salvage operation began in 1982. It is currently in the final stages of conservation and a magnificent museum exists at the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard to showcase the warship’s remains.

british-history:

The Mary Rose, the pride of King Henry VIII’s naval fleet, sank in the Solent on this day in British history, 19 July 1545. In a unique story, the sunken ship was discovered in 1971 and a salvage operation began in 1982. It is currently in the final stages of conservation and a magnificent museum exists at the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard to showcase the warship’s remains.

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