Length: 735 mm
Height: 520 mm
Part No.: JO9004
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The Mary Rose is believed to have been named after the King's favorite sister, Mary, and the Tudor emblem, the Rose.
Scale 1:80, Length: 735 mm, Height: 520 mm
Display scale kit difficulty: 2
Faced with the ever present threat of the French Navy, as well as a strong, potentially hostile, Scottish fleet, Henry VIII embarked on a program of naval building, including the Mary Rose and the Peter Pomegranate. From a technological point of view, these ships were a radical departure from those of his father (Henry VII). They were carvel rather than clinker built and equipped with heavy guns mounted near the waterline. The introduction of the carvel hull also facilitated the construction of watertight gun-
1) There is a warrant to John Dawtry, dated 29/1/1510, authorizing £700 to be spent on materials for the construction of two ships, one of 400 and the other of 300 tons. Although neither ship is mentioned by name, they have been assumed to be the Mary Rose and the Peter Pomegranate respectively. These are also the only two large new ships recorded as being built in 1510. Since other records indicate that these two ships were constructed either simultaneously or very nearly so, it would appear likely that these are the ships in question.
2) The case for the ship being built in Portsmouth relies on several documents in the State Papers. In 1510, money was sent to Brygandine for the repair of the Sovereign in Portsm
There are also a number of possible explanations for the sinking of the Mary Rose in the Solent on the 19th July 1545 but it is believed that the ship began to heel as soon as the sails were raised -
The kit features the following: This intermediate kit would be suitable for anyone who has previous model building experience.
The Mary Rose kit has been designed with the full co-
CNC cut bulkheads and keel from birch ply, kit components CNC cut in walnut and walnut ply, double plank on frame construction in lime and walnut, Tanganyika deck planking, rigging thread and all rigging blocks, brass etched and white metal cast fittings, 8 sheets of full size plans, comprehensive construction manu
al, including ‘The history of the Mary Rose’ by David Vine BSC, curator of the Mary Rose Museum.