This publication is primarily concerned with a detailed description of the Mary Rose and how she operated as a functioning warship. Evidence is presented for how the ship was designed, built and the timbers fashioned. The structure of the ship as she was in 1545 is described deck by deck, from the hold up to the sterncastle.
The text is accompanied by a wealth of line drawings and photographs, including reconstructed deck plans showing the beams,planks and principal fittings.
A two-book set, the first book deals with the anatomy of a Tudor warship, while the second part contains detailed archaeological drawings and reconstructions of the ship.