The Mary Rose
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October 24, 2012
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However, there have been no discovered holes in the ship to support this theory.
Secondly, there was a structural change of the ship after it had been completed. King Henry VIII ordered the ship to be constructed in 1509 but in 1536 the Mary Rose was upgraded to 700 tons and fitted with more efficient guns...
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This structural change and access weight may have not have been calculated into the original structure of the ship correctly, causing the ships centre of gravity to be off and making the ship more venerable to keeling over.
Thirdly, the ship was said to have had inexperienced crew. It was stated by the captain of the Mary Rose’s brother that the crew was drunk at the time of sinking but it must be taken into consideration that this statement could have possibly been an attempt to cover up any bad decisions made by the captain...
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