Vasa

  • Swedish warship
  • Built between 1626 and 1628
  • Sank twenty minutes into its maiden voyage, less than a mile into its journey
  • It was hit by strong winds and flooding, the ship had bad stability, was top heavy and had not enough ballast to stay upright.
  • It was successfully recovered in 1961 and was found to be carrying 1000s of artifacts.
  • It was also surprisingly intact considering the damage that could’ve occurred during the sinking.300px-The_Vasa_from_the_Bow

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