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"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."

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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.

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April 24, 1961 – The Swedish ship Regalskeppet Vasa is removed from the water after being sunk 333 years earlier. A 1:10 scale model of the ship on display at the Vasa Museum. The sculptures are painted in what are believed to be the original colors.

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Vasa Museum

AFAR.com Highlight: Vasa Ship Museum by Amanda Klovekorn

The Swedish warship Vasa sank on its maiden voyage in 1628 in the harbour of Stockholm. It can nowadays be seen in Vasa Museum, Stockholm which is extremely popular

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