The Pilot

I'm the pilot on the Mary Rose and I have a very important job. I have to make sure the ship gets to her destination safely. If I make a mistake the ship might run aground and we could all be drowned.

I'm going to tell you how I can tell where the ship is and how to plot a course to get her safely to port.

I use a number of instruments to do my job and we'll take a look at all of these as well.

The next page is the account of a pilot on the Mary Rose, written in 1514.