HMS MARY ROSE model ship
The HMS Mary Rose
was one of the two large ships that were constructed
as part of a build-up of the English naval force in
the years between 1510 and 1515 against the threat of the French Navy.
Mary Rose was a radical
nautical design. She was carvel rather than
clinker built! As carvel hull allowed watertight gun-ports,
she was equipped with heavy guns mounted near the
Being able to fire a full broadside of cannons, HMS Mary
Rose was the pride of the English fleet. 38.5
meters long, she had a crew of 200 sailors, 185
soldiers, and 30 gunners.
Mary Rose was a huge success. One of her many
trophies happened on August 10th, 1512 when she
attacked the French flagship and forced her out of
the battle with 300 dead and injured. Prior to the campaign of 1513, the King reviewed the
fleet at Greenwich and Mary Rose outsailed all other
ships in a race. Writing to the
King afterwards, the captain
described her as... "Your good ship, the flower, I trow, of all ships that ever sailed"...
October 1525, the Mary Rose was in Deptford,
requiring caulking "from the keel up, both inside
and out". When the restoration completed in 1526 the
ship was recorded as being, "good for the wars or
else for the King's pleasure." She was
the King's favorite until sank.
HMS Mary Rose is now on display
in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard along with an
extensive collection of well preserved artifacts.
Like most of all tall ship model ships, this HMS
MARY ROSE model features:
27" L x 25" T x11"W $2,200
S&H is $150.
For display case, please
Model Ship Display Case
"Hello, We received the model just in time last week,
and it was a big hit at the event we were presenting at!
We had a lot of very positive comments, including from
the museum curator. Thanks much for making it possible!
-- Eric S. Director, Knights of Veritas"