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Stockholm, 10 August 1628. The mighty King of Sweden is proud to see the final result of his order to build the largest and most powerful battleship of its time.

He called it 'Vasa' and expectd his captain and crew to control the Baltic Sea and to be invincible.
It carried more and bigger guns than any other warship.
Its total lenght is 69 m (comparable to a Boeing 747)
and height of 58 m But with only 12 m width.

When it was set to sea and started its mission, only 500 m from the dock it was built, some heavy wind reached its sails and the 'Vasa' started inclining aside.

Soon water entered the open canon hatches and Vasa began to sink. Only 6 crew couldn't escape from the wooden grave and rested in peace for more than 330 years until someone remembered the ship in the 1950's, managed to locate it and started a mission to bring it back on dry grounds. The low salt content prevented the oak wood from beeing destroyed over the centuries and so after many years of hard work the Vasa came back to see the sunlight again in 1961 and swan on its own to the place where today thousands of visitors can admire its beauty in her very own Vasa Museum on Djurgarden Island.

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  • Copyright: Thomas Sautter (mjdundee) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 345 W: 50 N: 466] (4663)
  • Genre: 地方
  • Medium: 彩色
  • Date Taken: 2011-09-00
  • Categories: 交通
  • Exposure:f/4, 1/10 seconds
  • Photo Version:Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2011-09-26 6:19
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