Meet the Crew of the Mary Rose

The Pilot

“I’m the pilot on the Mary Rose and I have a very important job.


I have to know where the ship is and how to plot a course to get her to port. If I make a mistake, the ship might run aground.”


The Pilot’s Cabin

“My cabin is on the main deck of the ship, near the bow.  The cabin is tiny, with only just enough room for a small bed and my chest of equipment, including my spare compass.   

I don’t work where I sleep, I need to be able to see the sun, the sea and the stars. I do my navigation from the sterncastle.”


                    USING A COMPASS            PLOTTING A COURSE

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