The Swedish warship VASA was launched in 1627.  She was top-heavy with insufficient ballast but allowed to set sail and sank in 1628.  Salvaged in 1961 and conserved, she's currently a museum ship in Stockholm and has been seen by over 29 million visitors.

The Swedish warship VASA was launched in 1627. She was top-heavy with insufficient ballast but allowed to set sail and sank in 1628. Salvaged in 1961 and conserved, she's currently a museum ship in Stockholm and has been seen by over 29 million visitors.

The still intact wooden Vasa ship at Stockholm's Vasa Museum is breathtaking in person.

Unique Swedish Souvenirs Vasa Musem Gift Shop

The still intact wooden Vasa ship at Stockholm's Vasa Museum is breathtaking in person.

On this day 7th May, 1765 HMS Victory was launched at Chatham in Kent. The flagship of Admiral Horatio Nelson. The ship is now preserved at Portsmouth in Hampshire, England

On this day 7th May, 1765 HMS Victory was launched at Chatham in Kent. The flagship of Admiral Horatio Nelson. The ship is now preserved at Portsmouth in Hampshire, England

Vasa (ship) - Wikipedia

Vasa (ship) - Wikipedia

The Vasa ship which capsized and sank in Stockholm 1628

The Vasa ship which capsized and sank in Stockholm 1628

"This is the Swedish warship Vasa, it sank in 1628 and was recovered from the ocean in 1961 almost completely intact. This is the only remaining intact ship from the 1600's. This ship is housed in The Vasa Museum in Stockholm Sweden. A museum built around the ship."

"This is the Swedish warship Vasa, it sank in 1628 and was recovered from the ocean in 1961 almost completely intact. This is the only remaining intact ship from the 1600's. This ship is housed in The Vasa Museum in Stockholm Sweden. A museum built around the ship."

The Vasa Museum, Stockholm, Sweden. Largest and most intact shipwreck in the world. Raised after more than 3 centuries in 1961. Sank to the bottom of Stockholm Harbor in 1628.

The Vasa Museum, Stockholm, Sweden. Largest and most intact shipwreck in the world. Raised after more than 3 centuries in 1961. Sank to the bottom of Stockholm Harbor in 1628.

Stern of museum ship Vasa, salvaged from the bottom of the sea just outside Stockholm city in 1961 after 333 years. Put together and displayed in a fantastic museum at Djurgården.  It was the pride of the Swedish war fleet and sank on its maiden voyage in 1628.

Stern of museum ship Vasa, salvaged from the bottom of the sea just outside Stockholm city in 1961 after 333 years. Put together and displayed in a fantastic museum at Djurgården. It was the pride of the Swedish war fleet and sank on its maiden voyage in 1628.

The Vasa Museum (Swedish: Vasamuseet) is a maritime museum in Stockholm, Sweden. My 21st

The Vasa Museum (Swedish: Vasamuseet) is a maritime museum in Stockholm, Sweden. My 21st

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