The Swedish Ship Stora Krafwelen of 1532

By Commander H. Börjeson., published May 1928


The details of the rigging are provided for a Swedish ship from a letter of 1532, and later documents from 1544. This is followed by a rigging list including weights from 1559 but apparently not associated with this ship although possibly of similar size. She participated in a trading voyage in 1533 and in 1535 the Stora Krafwelen now becomes a warship, engaged in the Count’s War, pitting Sweden, Denmark and Prussia against Lübeck. She is heavily engaged and damaged, but the allies prevailed.

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Filed under: Baltic | Other (Early Modern)
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics | Shipbuilding & Design

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