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Mary Rose finder's campaigners bid for bronze bust honour

A campaign has started to raise funds for a bronze bust to honour the memory of the man who re-discovered Tudor warship the Mary Rose.

Supporters say that without the work of amateur diver and military historian Alexander McKee, Henry VIII's flagship would still be under the mud of the Solent.

Campaigners hope the bust will be given a prominent position at the recently opened Mary Rose Museum at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

The museum already has a gallery named in McKee's honour.

The ship was discovered in 1971 and raised from the seabed of the Solent in 1982.

It had seen 34 years of service before it sank while leading an attack on a French invasion fleet in 1545.

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