The raising of the Mary Rose in pictures | Nostalgia

In 1545 the Mary Rose was part of a defensive fleet when a French armada attacked the Isle of Wight with the intent of invading England via Portsmouth.

Wednesday, 21st April 2021, 5:30 pm
Updated Wednesday, 21st April 2021, 6:00 pm
The Mary Rose in its cradle being brought ashore by a barge in October 1982. Picture: The News PP3741

For reasons unknown the ship capsized taking her crew of about 500 to the bottom just a couple of miles off Portsmouth.

The ship is arguably more famous for the massive salvage operation in 1982 when she was returned to the surface on live television, an event seen by 60 million people worldwide.

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The Prince of Wales inspecting a metal powder cask, one of the items recovered from the Mary Rose in 1980.

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Prince Charles watches the Mary Rose emerge from the Solent.
Conservators work on the remains of the Mary Rose at the Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard on May 16, 2013. Picture: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images
The Mary Rose being lifted out of the water by Tog Mor, October 1982. Picture: The News PP3740