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Friday, July 18, 2008

That's progress for you

The English Navy was so proud of the majestic tudor warship, the Mary Rose that they added another deck so she could carry more cannons.

On July 19, 1545 the top-heavy vessel sank while in full view of King Henry VIII. The ship was raised in 1982 and is now on display in Portsmouth.

2 comments:

Minicapt said...

Officially there has been no "English Navy" as the designation "Royal Navy" has been in use since Alfred the Great. You really don't want to upset the Great One.

Cheers

Margo's Maid said...

Right you are mini - Royal Navy it is from now on.