Mary Rose update: Ship’s bell paraded in Portsmouth Harbour

The Mary Rose wreath laying flotilla sails to and returns from the original wreck site in The Solent ''Picture: Malcolm Wells (131451-4017)

The Mary Rose wreath laying flotilla sails to and returns from the original wreck site in The Solent ''Picture: Malcolm Wells (131451-4017)

Vertical Replenishment using the Wildcat AH Mk1

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Iron Duke takes to the seas in major Nato drill

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FLANKED by water cannons and backed by the firing of an 11-gun salute, the bell of the Mary Rose has made its way up Portsmouth Harbour.

The event is the latest in a string of events taking place today to mark the opening of the new Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard.

A flotilla gathered earlier this morning to lay a wreath at the site of the shipwreck which laid at the bottom of the Solent for hundreds of years.

Now the ship’s bell, which was on board one of the gathered boats, has re-entered the harbour to be taken on board HMS Duncan and handed over to her crew to look after for the day.

HMS Duncan, the Royal Navy’s newest Type 45 destroyer, is affiliated with the Mary Rose.

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Click here for the Mary Rose section of our website

There’s extensive coverage of the new Mary Rose Museum in The News today and tomorrow

And don’t miss our special supplement The Mary Rose, on sale from Friday for just £1.50

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