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Drawings show scale of Newport’s medieval ship

Newport Medieval Ship drawing

For the first time, Newport’s Medieval ship has been recreated as it would have looked when sailing the seas more than 500 years ago. Irish shipwright Pat Tanner examined the ship over a six-month period, making drawings in painstaking detail of what she would once have looked like. During his work on the ship he…

Worry over home for Newport’s medieval ship

Campaigners say they are concerned that there are still no permanent plans for a medieval ship discovered on the banks of the River Usk in Newport in 2002. The vessel has been called the world’s best example of a 15th Century ship. As conservation work continues, campaigners say they are worried it could end up…

Medieval ship mate strikes friendship with French town

A small French town’s fascination with all things medieval has help strike up a friendship with supporters of Newport’s 15th century ship. “And ‘strike’ is the operative word” says Councillor Charles Ferris who set up his mini-mint in the little town of Cremiere near the Swiss border. “The townspeople were delighted when I started to…