Chatham's Tudor shipyard confirmed

Archaeologists working on a dig in Chatham, England have confirmed that a dockyard dating to the time oif Henry VIII existed on the site of the Command House pub on the banks of River Medway. Officials hope to make a bid to declare the dockyard a World Heritage site.

The dig at the Command House pub has thus far unearthed a ship's hook, nails and tankards from Tudor England, as well as other artifacts. "There was a wonderful tile that they think came from the medieval Chatham Church, a clay pipe, some ironwork and what they think is a Tudor brick," said Richard Holdsworth, the dockyard's education director.