Man who found the sunken Tudor ship is honoured with a bust sculpture at the Mary Rose Museum

Alexander

McKee spent 17 years dredging the Solent mud for the Mary Rose wreck, which

sunk in 1545. He was awarded an OBE for his achievements.

Last

week a bronze bust of him was unveiled at the Mary Rose Museum. Over 100 guests

gathered to see the artwork, built by Devon based sculptor Luke Shepherd. Mr McKee died 22 years ago. His widow, Ilse,

attended the ceremony.

The

museum opened last year in Portsmouth’s dockyard to house the wreck, which was

raised in 1982, and the thousands of artefacts found on board.