Author Results for Sam Svensson

Note: The Swedish Ship Wasa of 1628

By Sam Svensson

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 […] Read More

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

The Swedish Ship Stora Kraveln, 1559

By Sam Svensson

It is possible, with some guesswork, to construct a spar-plan of the Swedish ship Stora Kraveln from the rigging list of I559, which was published in The Mariner’s Mirror for April I928. The list relates to the last ship known as the Stora Kraveln,also called Elefanten, which was laid down in 1554 and finished in […] Read More

Filed under: Baltic | Other (Early Modern) | Shipwrecks
Subjects include: Harbours & Dockyards | Shipbuilding & Design