Mary Rose

She was a sail type English ship of 1510 and one of the firsts to have gunports, holes for cannons to fire through.

She was one of the largest ships in the English navy of intermittent wars against France, Scotland, and Brittany for 33 years after her launch in 1511.

She was built in carrack style. She had high castles fore and aft with a open decking in the middle.

Her last battle took place on 19 July 1545. She sank in battle in the Solent Strait of the Isle of Wight.

The Mary Rose Trust conducted a project and raised the shipwrecks on 11 October 1982. The recovered artefacts including weapons and other objects, sailing equipment, naval supplies, were kept in Mary Rose Museum at Historic Dockyards in the UK.

War at sea used to be much as on land since ancient times. Mary Rose changed the scenario as a ship-to-ship combat. Several changes were made in her armament throughout her service. She used to carry several sailors, soldiers, and gunners along with cannons, guns, and gun powder.

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