National Geographic : 1983 May
ALLBY LOUIE PSIHOYOS Chief admirer of the lady warship, PrinceCharles (left) made many dives to inspect her in his role as president of the Mary Rose Trust. On the day before the ship was raised, a protective ring of small craft formed around the recovery site (below), where the crane barge Tog Mor waited to reverse history. The moment came the next morning, October 11, 1982, when the starboardhalf of the lost ship's hull-the only part preserved by The Solent's thick sediments-rose drippingfrom its grave in a giant steel cradle and liftingframe. It was then taken to Portsmouth to rest at a dry dock only yardsfrom where its keel was laid in 1509.