This story is about a sophisticated scientific analysis carried out on the remains of this famous ship’s crew. The biographies of eight crew found among the remains of the Tudor warship Mary Rose have been revealed using the latest archaeological methods.
If you would like to read the multi-isotope analysis of the crew members you can read it here.
If you know nothing about the Mary Rose this introduction might interest you.
This video is about the restoration process of the Mary Rose.
The Bismarck was one of two of the largest and most powerful battleships that the Germans built. Its sister ship the Tirpitz and the Bismarck could have jointly determined the fate of the European theatre of World War two. The might have closed all sea lanes feeding the British war effort.
If you are a World War two military historian I feel that you could become engrossed by the contents of this linked article I have copied and pasted for your benefit. I have copied and pasted it this way in case the original story is removed from being online. I feel the story is far to valuable to do otherwise.
This article is an extract from a book written by the most senior survivor of the Bismarck Burkard Baron von Mullenheim-Rechberg. The author presets us with an intimate blow by blow account of the Bismarck’s encounter with the British navy far west of France in the Atlantic ocean on 27th May 1941 and its final demise.
If you do not know much about this significant event in World War two maritime history you may see these two additional links of some value too:
An enhanced background to the battle and its consequences
The British propaganda song “Sink the Bismarck”
Introductory comment sourced from the Naval Historical Society of Australia:
“…Two crewmen from the Oberon class submarine HMAS OTAMA, (LCDR R. Taubman, RAN), lost their lives, in heavy seas off the east coast of Australia, when OTAMA dived while they were still on the submarines casing. The two men were Able Seaman Hugh Edward Markcrow, and Seaman Damien Humphries. Despite an intensive air and sea search, neither body was ever recovered. A Board of Inquiry into the incident revealed that the two men had gone back onto the casing to secure loose equipment, after having been already checked off as coming inside the submarine’s pressure hull. Their absence was then not noticed for some time…”
This quoted parliamentary inquiry might help you to make up your own mind whether something “sinister” happened or not.