A ship of the Tudor Navy, the Mary Rose sailed from 1511-1545 while proudly defending the English against France, Scotland and Brittany. She was a warship for Henry VIII for 34 years and lost on July 19th, 1545.
On May 5th, 1971, three of her port frames were discovered by a diver. Excavation began in 1979, and it wasn't 1982 that the largest surviving part of the ship was raised. There are still significant remains of the Mary Rose still buried in the seabed. This archealogical find is a wonderful example of the era and what can be done when developing a purposefully built ship for war.
Our commemorative replica compass is all brass with a copper dial. Built into and under the compass is a swing out magnifier. It sits in a faux leather case embossed with the ship's name and dates when she was in service. The bottom of the case reads MAG X 15 LONDON. Compass is 2-3/4" x 7/8".
For over 70 years Windlass has been a trusted name in historically accurate replicas from the past including arms and armor. An ISO-9001:2015 certified company, they are a trusted source throughout the world.
Windlass Nautical celebrates our nautical past by recreating historically significant sea going instruments in wonderful detail. We are able to capture the age-old spirit of seafaring through highly skilled artisans who still make high quality items by hand for our discerning customers that goes against a modern world of mass production.
Accurate replicas of timers, compasses, magnifiers, lights and desk sets are superbly crafted paying homage to the sea in a way that anyone can appreciate.