Book Review-‘1545: Who sank the ‘Mary Rose’? ‘by P. Marsden

By Fred Hocker, published October 2020

Abstract

One of the questions asked of any shipwreck, whether a recent tragedy or an archaeological find, is why it did sink? Very often the real question being asked is, who is at fault? Modern accident investigation techniques focus on identifying all of the contributing factors to an air crash or ship sinking, such as technical malfunctions, weather effects and human error, to build a comprehensive understanding of the incident. This is partly to assign blame fairly, but primarily to improve safety, and there is a widespread understanding that there is rarely a single cause. Losses are usually the result of a combination of factors, sometimes referred to as the ‘error chain’…

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Filed under: Tudors | English Channel | Shipwrecks
Subjects include: Archaeology | Historic Vessels, Museums & Restoration

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