How We Found the Mary Rose, by a McKee

How We Found the Mary Rose
by Alexander McKee

Signed copy

Alexander McKee, historian, diver and underwater photographer is best known for leading the team of amateur divers (including John Bevan) from the Southsea BSAC who spent 20 years searching for and eventually finding the Mary Rose. John Bevan’s admiration and respect for ‘Mac’ (as he was known to his friends) is reflected in his comprehensive collection of McKee’s books of which this is one.

McKee’s account of the project that made him an internationally famous figure. In 1965 he set up an activity plan for the members of the Southsea Branch of the BSAC to look for famous Solent wrecks. Mary Rose eluded them. Year after year they searched for her. Many thought his band of amateur divers were on a foolish quest, until they unearthed conclusive proof in 1970. King Henry’ VIII’s warship had lain undiscovered since the Deane brothers worked on her in the early 19th century,; it is now one of the most famous wrecks in the world. Had it not been for Mac and his ‘Mad Marauders’ Mary Rose might still be lying undiscovered beneath the Solent seabed.

Hardback with dust jacket in protective cellophane cover. Bottom of inside flap torn, but otherwise in good condition. Inside pages in good condition.
Title pages inscribed: ‘To Paul and Carol Gibbons’ and signed by the author.
Black and white and colour photographs throughout.
1982, Souvenir Press, London
144 pages, 180mm x 240mm (approx. 7.25in x 9.5in)


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Additional information

Weight 1.3 kg
Dimensions 34 × 21 × 4 cm