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When was the Mary Rose salvage?
|Sank in battle in 1545, raised in 1982
How many died on the Mary Rose?
Over 1500 people died from the two ships, including women and children aboard the Cordelière. In September 1512, the campaigning season came to an end. The Mary Rose returned to England and moored in the Thames throughout the winter.
Who captained the Mary Rose?
Sir George Carew
The Mary Rose was part of an English fleet trying to stop the French ships landing on the Isle of Wight, but sank before firing a single shot. Around 700 of her crew, including the captain, Sir George Carew, drowned. Only about 30 men were rescued.
How deep was the Mary Rose?
about 40 feet
The Mary Rose sank in about 40 feet (12 metres) of water, and almost immediately attempts were made to raise the vessel.
Why did the Mary Rose have anti boarding netting?
To prevent this, ships like the Mary Rose were fitted with anti-boarding netting, which was stretched above the top of the upper decks like a tent, giving the crew room to walk about. The netting was coated in pitch, to prevent damage from seawater, which would also on occasion be mixed with sand to make it harder it cut through.
What was the netting on the Mary Rose made of?
The netting was coated in pitch, to prevent damage from seawater, which would also on occasion be mixed with sand to make it harder it cut through. While the boarder was trying to cut though, the crew would be underneath, shooting at them with arrows, jabbing at them with pikes and generally making things very unpleasant for the intruder.
Who was on the Mary Rose when she sank?
The Loss of the Mary Rose’s Crew. When the Mary Rose sank in July 1545, 470 years ago this month, she took with her over 500 men, ranging from the yonkers and gromets who did the odd jobs around the ship, to her commander, Vice Admiral George Carew. But why did so many men drown?
Why did the Mary Rose capsize in 1545?
In 1545, the Mary Rose was part of a defensive fleet when a large French armada attacked the Isle of Wight, with the intent of invading England via Portsmouth. For reasons unknown the Mary Rose managed to capsize, taking her crew of around 500 to the bottom of the sea just a couple of miles from the coast of Portsmouth.