Historic moment for Mary Rose

WORK Ship Hall Engineer Tony Marsland inspects the jets which spray the hull of Henry VIII's famous warship, the Mary Rose with preserving fluid
WORK Ship Hall Engineer Tony Marsland inspects the jets which spray the hull of Henry VIII's famous warship, the Mary Rose with preserving fluid

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HENRY VIII’S Tudor warship The Mary Rose has stopped being sprayed for the first time in three decades since she was raised from the bottom of the Solent.

Spray jets which have covered the hull with millions of litres of preserving water and wax chemicals were turned off today, marking the final phase of conservation of the 16th century ship which was submerged for almost 500 years.

It is just one month until the new £27m Mary Rose Museum opens and work will now begin to airdry the hull, removing 100 tons of water over the next four to five years.