The story of the Mary Rose in num­bers

Timeless Travels Magazine - - EXHIBITION FOCUS -

Upon be­com­ing king in 1509, Henry VIII im­me­di­ately com­mis­sioned two war­ships with his own money, one of which was the Mary Rose. Five and a half wives later, in 1545, he watched her sink out­side Portsmouth har­bour. 1510 the year the Mary Rose was built 1545 the year in which the Mary Rose sank on the 19th July dur­ing the 3rd French War 500 men on board, only 35 sur­vived 5 foot 7 inches was the av­er­age height of a crew mem­ber 1971 the year the Mary Rose wreck site was re­dis­cov­ered and ex­ca­va­tions be­gan 27,831 dives were logged from 1971-1982 dur­ing the ex­ca­va­tion of the Mary Rose 22,710 hours were spent ex­ca­vat­ing the seabed be­tween 1971-1982 437 years the Mary Rose spent un­der­wa­ter 1982 the year the Mary Rose was raised from the seabed 19,000 arte­facts have been re­cov­ered from the site so far in­clud­ing: 257 shoes and boots (in­clud­ing 70 pairs) 86 chests 172 long­bows and 2,303 com­plete ar­rows

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