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.
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.
"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."
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.