Archeologists find late 1500s shipwreck

May 21, 2007

Archeologists in Britain have revealed the findings from a shipwrecked Tudor warship believed to have sunk around the year 1592.

The English ship was found in the reef-filled waters off the coast of the Channel Island of Alderney, the Sunday Times reported. This latest find is the most complete wreck of a Tudor-era warship since the excavation of the Mary Rose 25 years ago.

Archeologists told the Times the vessel was used to store weapons to fight the Spaniards. Among the artifacts found so far are six cannons, muskets, swords and grenades designed to spray enemies with flaming tar. Excavation organizers said they believe they have only found about 5 percent of the weapons that the ship carried.

Copyright 2007 by United Press International

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