The Swedish Ship Stora Kraveln, 1559

By Sam Svensson, published August 1938


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 1559 at the Royal shipyard in Stockholm. After having been aground she ended her days by sinking north of Kalmar, 16 August 1564.

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

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