Dry Dock No 3

The first dry dock to be built using the inverted stone arch principle pioneered by Samuel Bentham in the entrance to the adjacent basin.  No 3 Dock, along with Nos 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 Docks and No 1 Basin, form an extremely important collection of structures which are vital in understanding the history of Portsmouth Dockyard.  Since October 1982 No 3 Dock has contained the remains of the hull of the Mary Rose inside a specially constructed aluminium and insulated fabric structure.



All images (c) Mary Rose Trust

Building Stats


1803 (year of completion)

Property Status

Scheduled Ancient Monument SM397 and Listed Grade 1

Current Use

Mary Rose Ship Hall

Supported by:

Supported by Regional Growth Fund