Faced with the ever present threat of the French Navy and the potentially hostile Scottish fleet, Henry VIII embarked on a program of naval building, which fast produced 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-ports.The Mary Rose is believed to have been named after the King's favourite sister, Mary, and the Tudor emblem, the Rose. There are however a few documents that provide important clues as to where and when she was built. The Mary Rose lay on her starboard side at an angle of approximately 60 degrees. She had sunk through the soft upper sediments and had come to rest on the clay below.
The hull acted as a silt trap for the Solent currents, and the surviving portion of the hull filled rapidly, leaving the port side to be eroded by marine organisms and mechanical degradation. Internally between half and one third of the orlop, main and upper decks, along with a fragment of the castle deck were intact, as were ancillary structures such as the companionways, stanchions and cabin partitioning. During the 17th and 18th centuries the entire site was covered with a layer of hard gray shelly clay, which minimized further erosion. The Mary Rose kit has been designed with the full co-operation of the Mary Rose Trust, making the kit the only model based on the most up-to-date research and information. The kit is, therefore, the most accurate of its type on a Tudor Warship.It includes CNC cut bulkheads and keel from birch ply, kit components CNC, double plank on frame construction, tanganyika deck planking, rigging thread, brass-etched and white metal cast fittings, 8 sheets of full size plans, and Comprehensive construction manual, including The history of the Mary Rose by David Vine BSC. Curator of the Mary Rose Museum for a museum quality finish. This brand new kit comes with detailed English instructions, though the. Is best for intermediate builders! Our Ships and Kits Make Great Gifts and Projects! The item "Gorgeous, Detailed Wooden Model Ship Kit by Caldercraft the Mary Rose" is in sale since Thursday, May 24, 2018. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Models & Kits\Boats, Ships\Other Boat, Ship Models & Kits". The seller is "ageofsail" and is located in San Lorenzo, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.