Note: The Swedish Ship Wasa of 1628

By Sam Svensson, published February 1960


This Note provides an update on progress in excavating the Swedish ship Wasa or Vasa, which sank in Stockholm harbour in 1628 and the remains of which were rediscovered in 1956. The state and condition of the remains is discussed, as are the work and methods to date of the dive teams. The process of lifting and moving the wreck is described. The Note concludes with a discussion of the challenges that remain in bringing the wreck eventually to the surface for study and preservation.

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Filed under: Baltic | Other (Early Modern)
Subjects include: Archaeology

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