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1982 - Raising of the MARY ROSE

11th October. Mary Rose which sank off Southsea Castle in July 1545 successfully raised and installed in No. 3 Dock. Prince Charles witnessed the raising on 11th as the culmination of sixteen years of underwater archaeology. Over 10,000 Tudor artefacts were recovered from the wreck and displayed in Boathouse No. 5. Both attractions open to the public.