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Flower of the fleet

Title
Flower of the fleet
Genre
Interview; Documentary; Special
TX Date
9 Oct 1982
Year of production
1982
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Duration
00:54:00
Description
Henry VIII’s flagship, the Mary Rose, lay forgotten in the mud of the Solent for 400 years after being sunk during an attack on Portsmouth by the French. Here we get an account of why and how she sank, and naval historians discuss the historical importance of the Mary Rose, the first ever purpose-built warship to take to the water. Alex Mckee, an underwater archaeologist, undertook the search for the Mary Rose, and found her buried by the currents of the Solent. Richard Harrison of the Maritime Trusts Executive hopes plans will be realised for a Naval Heritage Centre, which will bring together the Victory, the Mary Rose, and others ships.
Contributors
John Greenwood; Charlie Rose; Paul Easton; Richard Harrison; Alexander McKee
Keywords
Shipwrecks; Portsmouth; Cultural heritage; Naval history; Warships; Mary Tudor; Henry VIII; Heritage conservation; Mary Rose

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