Solent

Conservator Susan Bickerton holds the original ship's bell of the Mary Rose onboard a ship at the location of it's 16th century sinking on Thursday in the Solent off Portsmouth, England. The Mary Rose was a warship of the Tudor navy of King Henry VIII. She sank in the Solent on 19 July 1545 during an invasion by the French fleet. The wreck of the Mary Rose was rediscovered in 1971 and salvaged in 1982. The Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth's Historic Dockyard is the new home to warship, and some of the 19,000 artifacts that sank with her. The museum opens on Friday, 30 years after the hull of Mary Rose was raised from the sea off Portsmouth, England. The Mary Rose was a warship of the Tudor navy of King Henry VIII. She sank in the Solent on 19 July 1545 during an invasion by the French fleet. The wreck of the Mary Rose was rediscovered in 1971 and salvaged in 1982. The Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth's Historic Dockyard is the new home to warship, and some of the 19,000 artifacts that sank with her. The museum opens on Friday, 30 years after the hull of Mary Rose was raised from the sea.

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Conservator Susan Bickerton holds the original ship’s bell that belonged to the Mary Rose, on board a ship on Thursday at the location of it’s 16th century sinking in the Solent off Portsmouth, England.