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  The Vasa Capsizes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
She was a “royal ship,” the biggest, most powerful, expensive and richly ornamented vessel ever built for the Swedish navy, and likely any other navy, at the time.
As the big ship was pulled seaward, beyond the protection of the last cliff, Captain Söfring Hansson issued his order: “Set the foresail, foretop, maintop and mizzen.” Obediently, the sailors scurried up the great ship’s rig and hoisted four of her ten sails.
He orders him to build the ships according to his [the king’s] specifications, adding that if he is not willing to build two ships according to these specifications, he should instead build the 136 foot ship contracted for.
www.albany.edu /faculty/pm157/teaching/cases/vasahome.html   (4951 words)

 The Royal Ship Vasa
As soon as the bottom and the sides of the hull were planked and the ship was able to float, she was launched into the water and construction was thereafter completed.
The captain of the Vasa was Söfring Hansson.
On the stem of the Vasa is a peculiar structure known as the beak-head.
hem.bredband.net /johava/WASA2e.htm   (3427 words)

 Regalskeppet Vasa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Regalskeppet Vasa or Wasa (pronounced "shep-et Vah-sah") was a Swedish 64-gun ship of the line, built for King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden of the House of Vasa, in 1626-1628.
Along with the letter were measurements for the ship the King intended, with a 120 foot keel.
Conservation of the ship itself was done using polyethylene glycol, a method that was also used years later in the conservation process of the 16th century English ship, the Mary Rose.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Regalskeppet_Vasa   (1726 words)

 Vasa Ship Museum
When the ship was finished, it pulled away from the quay, heeled over in a small breeze, and sank to the bottom.
Aside from the ship, over a hundred sailors' remains and their gear was recovered - some of this material is on display in the galleries surrounding the ship.
Oddly enough, most of the guns from the Vasa were salvaged by primitive diving bell technology shortly after the Vasa sank - they were valuable enough to put in all of the effort.
wind.cc.whecn.edu /~gnelson/scandinavia/vasa.htm   (296 words)

 Mazury ¯eglarstwo, sailing souvenirs of Stockholm - galleon vasa museum museet, stockholm, jachty
The Museum of VASA ship (Vasa Museet) is situated on the East Coast of Djurgärden Island.
The ship is surrounded by an interesting construction, in which its equipment, history as well as ship building ways of the 17th century are shown.
VASA is a priceless monument, as she is the only galleon kept in one piece, out of all that went down in the course of battle, or after hitting rocks.
www.port21.pl /article_1253.html   (584 words)

 The Geodetic monitoring system of the 17th century ship Vasa
Most of the iron fastenings were corroded, so the ship depended on her wooden treenails for holding the hull together.
The Vasa was on a floating platform, she was being sprayed with polyethylene glycol and the restoration work was in progress.
By moving around the ship and establishing the total station in 50 different positions, 4 people are able to measure all 350 points on the ship in a week’s time, creating an epoch, which in total consists of about 2000 measurements.
www.battleshipnc.com /6mhc/lmalmberg.htm   (1631 words)

The VASA was one of the large warships built by Swedish King Gustavus II Adolphus.
When the ship left the shelter of the inner harbour of Stockholm, she approached the island of Beckholmen where she was struck by a powerful gust of wind, capsized and sank after a voyage of only 1300 meters.
The VASA was probably laid down as a "small" ship and completed as a "large" ship, with two gun decks instead of only one as originally planned.
www.modelships.de /Wasa/VASA_eng.htm   (608 words)

The towering wooden ship in the center of the building floats in air, rather than in the cold Baltic Sea that was meant to be her home nearly four hundred years ago.
King Gustavus II Adolphus of Sweden intended that this ship, the Vasa, would overpower the enemy, both with her superior firepower and with her unparalleled size and beauty.
The Vasa family shield with lions representing Gustavus, the Lion of the North, filled the flat surface of the stern.
www.rencentral.com /dec_jan_vol1/gustavus.shtml   (1384 words)

 Vasa Ship Museum, Stickholm, Sweden  -  Travel Photos by Galen R Frysinger, Sheboygan, Wisconsin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The beautiful Swedish galleon Vasa, built by Dutch shipwrights for the King of Sweden, sank tragically on its maiden voyage in Stockholm harbor in 1628.
The ship lay in the mud at the bottom of the harbor until the 1960s, when it was resurrected and meticulously restored.
Vasa began her maiden voyage August 10, 1628, as documented from the city ship quay (Skeppsbron), and there was a light breeze from the southwest.
www.galenfrysinger.com /vasa_ship_museum_stockholm.htm   (522 words)

 The Swedish ship Vasa's revival
Vasa had to make the last 100 yards into a narrow dock afloat on her own keel, as there was no room for the 2 pontoons.
The destroyed portions of the ship, the main deck, the sterncastle, the bow of the ship and the fitments inside the ship had to be rebuilt.
1962 The Raising of the Vasa; The Rebirth of a Swedish Galleon.
www.abc.se /~m10354/publ/vasa.htm   (5638 words)

 A day in Stockholm
His experience was much needed as Vasa was to be the mightiest warship in the world, armed with 64 guns on two gun decks.
Their cargo, the guns were placed relatively high up in the ship, whereas merchant, vessels stored their cargo in the bottom of the ship.
The ship was lifted by using the steel cables.
hem.passagen.se /absolutbkk/stockholm_eng.htm   (594 words)

 Sailing Ships: "Wasa" (1627)
The ship has since been moved to her permanent resting place, a museum built over a 19th century drydock.
If he succeeded, he would be awarded half of the ship with the exeception of the guns and related equipment for which he should be given half the weight of the guns in raw copper.
The ship was moved to the new museum.
www.bruzelius.info /Nautica/Ships/War/SE/Wasa(1627).html   (834 words)

 Case: The Vasa Capsizes
As the big ship was pulled seaward, beyond the protection of the last cliff, Captain Söfring Hansson issued his order: "Set the foresail, foretop, maintop and mizzen." Obediently, the sailors scurried up the great ship's rig and hoisted four of her 10 sails.
In 1625 ten ships, while on patrol in the Bay of Riga, ran aground and were wrecked during an unexpectedly violent storm.
Boatswain Matsson,[10] who witnessed the test, told the Admiral that 'the ship was narrow at the bottom and lacked enough belly.' The Admiral's response was "the shipbuilder has built ships before." He should not be worried.
dossantos.cbpa.louisville.edu /courses/cis675/vasa/index.htm   (3547 words)

 Ship Modelers Association - Famous Ships
The ship was in remarkably good condition as was the over 25,000 other finds, including construction parts and articles that belonged to the ship and crew.
The ship is the centerpiece, visible from a distance and also visible from close up to study both the overall appearance of the ship and the rich details intricately put together to form the ship as she must have looked just before she sank.
There are views of the ship from various directions, and systematic illustrations of the method used to build the ship and its appearance during various stages of its construction and launch.
www.ship-modelers-assn.org /fam9908.htm   (1040 words)

 Ship Modeling FAQ, Research Note: Wasa Colors --- Revised: October 18, 2005
In this case it should be remembered that the Swedish crown did not build the ship with the intention that it should sink 1500 meters from the quay, rather they fully expected it to be in service for a number of years (Vasa's sister ship Äpplet, was in service 1629-1659).
Most modelers currently build Vasa with all the masts up, but at the time she sank the topgallant masts were not rigged and only four sails (fore course and topsail, main topsail, mizzen) were bent onto the yards.
She was also short 8 guns of her armament (4 stern chasers and 4 others on the gun decks).
home.att.net /~ShipModelFAQ/ResearchNotes/smf-RN-WASA-Colors.html   (744 words)

 Spotlight feature: The Kings Ship VASA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
In Commemoration of His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf officially opening The new Vasa Museum at Galärvarvet, The Bank of Sweden released two commemorative coins on the 15th of June, 1990.
The reverse gold side depicts a shield with the Vasa family coat of arms from the stern of the ship.
Visitors are not allowed on board because the ship is kept in a perpetual low light intensity and moist atmosphere.
www.kiac-usa.com /VASA.html   (356 words)

 The Vasa - The Royal Warship Vasa
The Royal Warship Vasa capsized on her maiden voyage in August 1628 and never once fired her guns at the enemy.
The many sculptures adorning the ship are expressions of various ideas and beliefs of that age.
Gustav Vasa, founder of the swedish nation-state, died in 1560 and his oldest son Erik XIV ascended the swedish throne.
hem.bredband.net /johava/WASAe.htm   (2157 words)

 The Royal Ship Vasa: Sweden's Emblem of Power
The ship’s maiden voyage, then, comprised just 4,265 feet before she took on water and sank immediately, drowning 50 of the 150 on board, including wives and children who had been invited to sail to a naval base in the archipelago where 300 soldiers were to board.
Eleven years after locating her, the Vasa was finally towed to dry dock on April 24, 1961 and 29 years after that, on June 15, 1990, King Carl XVI Gustaf opened the permanent museum.
From her salvage until 1990, the Vasa was temporarily housed in a basic aluminum building – a building which slowly rusted from the 98% humidity of the continuous water spray used to prevent the Vasa’s timbers from disintegrating.
www.theculturedtraveler.com /Archives/APR2005/Vasa.htm   (2236 words)

 The Interaction Point, December 6, 2002
SSRL is helping provide clues to save the 400-year-old Swedish ship Vasa, preserved for centuries in Stockholm Harbor but now in danger of succumbing to air in the museum that houses it.
Conditions in the harbor kept the ship well preserved while it was underwater, but a few years ago, after an exceptionally humid summer, a museum conservator noted discoloration on parts of the ship, a warning that decomposition was starting.
When Sandstrom and a Vasa Museum curator, Lovisa Dal, came to SLAC in mid-December to make new measurements, the Scientific Arts Media department was asked to shoot some footage of the pair in action for a Swedish science television show.
www2.slac.stanford.edu /tip/2003/jan17/vasa.htm   (409 words)

 A great warship fights on
Curators noticed small powdery patches of salts on the wooden surfaces of the Vasa, and a general softening of the wood in the holds.
Researchers speculate that the hydrogen sulfide was absorbed from the polluted water penetrating the waterlogged wood and then transformed, either by a chemical reaction or through the agency of sulfide-oxidizing bacteria, into elemental sulfur or pyrite (a compound of iron and sulfur).
When the Vasa was brought to the oxygen-rich surface, the sulfur began an oxidizing reaction with the oxygen and water in the air, catalyzed by iron from the rusted iron bolts of the ship.
www.eurekalert.org /features/doe/2002-08/dlac-agw081402.php   (1753 words)

 Comments on 21318 | MetaFilter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
333 years later this remarkably well-preserved ship was resurrected from her ocean grave and brought to drydock.
The Vasa is widely considered one of the biggest engineering distasters in history.
A little-known side note is that the recovery of the Vasa's guns was accomplished in the next century by an early use of a diving bell.
www.metafilter.com /comments.mefi/21318   (1281 words)

 Day 10 - Scandinavia - Stockholm, Sweden
Rescuers dug tunnels under the ship, ran steel cables underneath and lifted her.
The ship Vasa was ordered in 1625, and was to be sent as quickly as possible into battle in Poland where the Swedes were fighting.
She was completed in 1628, and sank on her maiden voyage in the harbor where the water was only 30 meters deep.
www.squiresweb.com /scandinavia/day10.htm   (368 words)

 Vasa Museet, Stockholm> Sverige - SkyscraperCity
The Vasa was built at the Stockholm shipyard by Henrik Hybertsson -an experienced Dutch shipbuilder.
His experience was much needed as the Vasa was to be the mightiest warship in the world, armed with 64 guns on two gundecks.
During that summer the ship was excavated by archaeologists.
www.skyscrapercity.com /showthread.php?t=243064   (1130 words)

 The Royal Warship Vasa
The Vasa museum is celebrating now by showing the one centimeter-wide hole that was made to sample the strange object found sunken in the mud in the waters between Beckholmen and Södermalm decades ago.
When the task of raising the Vasa had begun, the wreck revealed itself to be very simple and mundane concerning the equipment and provisions she had carried.
This ship, like the Vasa built by shipbuilders from the dutch school of shipbuilding, was in fact a model for the Vasa.
historyhuntersinternational.org /index.php?topic=235.msg1338   (1458 words)

 Innovations: The Fate of Copper Released from the Vasa Ship Museum
Innovations: The Fate of Copper Released from the Vasa Ship Museum
It was therefore natural that the new museum for the 17th century war ship Vasa got a roof of copper in 1990.
The roof of the Vasa ship museum has hardly given any bioactive copper (ions) to the ground or, more importantly, the sea, around the building during its first 6 years.
www.copper.org /innovations/1999/07/vasa.html   (1189 words)

 Sweden   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
I went to the Vasa Museum which is built around the salvaged ship "Vasa".
The ship had been commissioned in the 1600's by the king and as it was sailing out of the harbor it capsized and sank.
Years later they were able to raise the ship and built a museum about it.
mywebpages.comcast.net /lrondeau5/Travels/Sweden.htm   (329 words)

 The Vasa Museum
On of the most extraordinary museums in Europe, the Vasa Museum is home to the royal flagship Vasa.
The Vasa is so large you can't photograph the whole thing at once.
The aft of the ship is decorated with ornate carvings, including an image of the Swedish king being crowned as a boy.
www.edwebproject.org /scandinavia/vasa.html   (267 words)

 Vasa Museum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Vasa Museum (Vasamuseet) is a maritime museum in Stockholm, Sweden.
After the newly raised Vasa had been towed into the Gustav V drydock in Sweden's naval shipyard in Stockholm in April 1961, she was put down on a specially built floating pontoon on which a superstructure made of aluminum sheets was built.
In 1981, the Swedish government decided that a permanent Vasa museum was to be constructed and an architects' competition for the design of the museum building was organized.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Vasa_Museum   (288 words)

 Alibris: Warship
The ship is probably the most influential tool in human history and it continues to exert a widespread and persistent fascination.
This comprehensive and authoritative series explores every significant ship type, from the dawn of seafaring to the present day, and is analyzed in detailed and coherent essays.
The period from 1860 to 1905 was one of remarkable technical development in ship design.
www.alibris.com /search/books/subject/Warship   (880 words)

The warship VASA was lost on her first voyage in 1628.
As a part of this effort it is necessary to monitor the changes in the shape of the hull and some other parts of the ship.
The ship model is packed in sturdy wooden crate, double carton box outside for maximum protection.
www.atalto.com /modelshipgallery-vasa-sail.htm   (392 words)

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