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Conservatives have problems with preserving the wreck of the sailor Mary Rose

Mary Rose was one of the greatest points of the British Navy built between 1509 and 1511 at the order of King Henry VIII. His wreck is in a museum in Portsmouth, and scientists are faced with major problems as the ship began to collapse after the drying process.

Sailor Mary Rose initially tried 600t and was the king's favorite ship destined for small distances. After the reconstruction of the 1530s it was 700t and was equipped with powerful cannons. There were 185 soldiers, 200 sailors and 30 soldiers in the crew. In 1545, during a fight against the French galleys, due to the heavy windswept, the sailboat leaned over, the sea entering through the cannons and soon drowned. Only a few crewmembers managed to save because there were numerous nets on the board that were supposed to prevent the enemy from entering the deck. Henrik saw all the weaknesses of this type of sailboat, and immediately began to build new, much faster ships that could handle heavy cannons.

The ship's wreck was found in 1971 and after extensive archaeological research was taken offshore in 1982.

The conservation process was very demanding. Wooden beams had to be constantly sprinkled with water and wax to prevent rust, and in 2013 the ship was placed in climatically controlled glass protection

Photo: Wreck Mary Rose. Wikimedia Commons

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However, the drying process has brought new problems. As water disappeared, they replaced it with a special polymer, so large beams began to move. Scientists had to support the shipboard frame to prevent further movement. Special cameras track changes. This will try to locate the changes that have occurred and try to support the beams to prevent further collapse.

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