Research

The bell of HMS Hood

You may remember last year we worked with Micropasts to produce a 3D model of the Mary Rose’s bell. This year, we’re working with them and the null to produce models of the bell of HMS Hood, which was conserved by Mary Rose Archaeological Services.   Chiara Bonnachi of Micropasts and Alastair Miles of the… Read more »

During the IPLiMS seminar, we premièred this video diary produced by Paul Griffiths, James Rodliff and Darren Hussey.   Recorded on an iPhone during their visit to the Vasa Museum as part of a Peer review visit, it’s a bit rough around the edges and the sound quality isn’t great (a Transcript is available), but it tells… Read more »

New stable isotope and ancient DNA analysis of the bones of stored cod provisions recovered from the wreck of the Tudor warship Mary Rose, which sank off the coast of southern England in 1545, has revealed that the fish in the ship’s stores had been caught in surprisingly distant waters: the northern North Sea and… Read more »

An international team of scientists have identified the youngest member of the Mary Rose’s crew: The ship’s dog. Recovered over a period of several months, the dog was found partially outside the carpenter’s cabin, the rest inside, under a pile of chests belonging to the carpenter and several gunners.   After many years in the… Read more »

A new dive to the remaining submerged sections of the Mary Rose has allowed archaeologists to survey the current state of the shipwreck in the Solent   Divers head down to the shipwreck of the Mary Rose, which sank in battle in 1545 and was salvaged in 1982© Mary Rose Trust   Experts described the… Read more »

For almost three decades since being raised from the Solent, the hull of the Mary Rose – Henry VIII’s 500-year-old flagship – has been continuously sprayed, first with chilled fresh water to remove salt and then with Polyethlene Glycol (PEG), a water soluble wax which prevents shrinkage of the timbers, having been submerged underwater for… Read more »