[MR] BBC: Dating the Newport Medieval Ship

Garth Groff and Sally Sanford mallardlodge1000 at gmail.com
Fri Nov 3 12:16:02 PDT 2023

Noble Friends, especially fellow ship geeks,

A few years back there was quite a bit of hubbub about the Newport Medieval
ship, a 15th century cog. The buried ship, or at least about a third of
its hull, was discovered during construction of the Newport Riverfront
Theatre along the River Usk in Wales.

Now tree ring dating has confirmed that the ship's oak timbers were cut
during the winter of 1457-1458. Their origin had already been confirmed as
the Basque region in Spain where the ship was most certainly built.

The BBC story recaps the discovery of the ship, provides links to earlier
stories, and includes some really cool pictures of what the ship looked
like: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-67302907 .

Yours Aye,

Mungo Napier, Laird of Mallard Lodge  🦆
Continuing a crusade to keep Merry Rose relevant and in business.

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