Finding the ship lost for more than 300 years
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Finding the ship lost for more than 300 years

In 1628, at the height of Sweden’s military expansion, the Swedish Navy built a new flagship, the Vasa.

At the time it was the most heavily armed ship in the world.

But 2 hours into its maiden voyage, it sank in Stockholm harbour.

The Vasa remained there for more than three hundred years, until its discovery in 1961.

A former Swedish naval officer, Bertil Daggfeldt, remembers the day that the mighty ship was brought up from beneath the water in near perfect condition.

Witness History: The stories of our times told by the people who were there.

  • 02 Apr 2019
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