Mary Rose update: Ship’s bell handed over to HMS Duncan

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BELLOWING three cheers for the Mary Rose, the crew of HMS Duncan have taken custody of the ship’s bell.

It is the latest in a series of events taking place today to mark the opening of the new Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth’s historic dockyard.

The ship's bell arrives on HMS Duncan

The ship's bell arrives on HMS Duncan

The ship’s bell of the historic ship has been taken out into the Solent as part of a wreath-laying ceremony at the wreck site of the famous warship.

Now it has been carried back into Portsmouth Harbour and given to the crew of the Royal Navy’s newest Type 45 destroyer to look after until later this evening, when it will be taken into the new museum as part of a grand ceremony.

Commander James Stride, the commanding officer of HMS Duncan, said: ‘It’s great to have this affiliation with the Mary Rose.

‘The new museum is fantastic and tells the story of her sailors so well.’

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