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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.

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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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The Royal Warship Ship Vasa capsized August 1628. It was raised in 1961, the Vasa is the only well preserved 17th Century Warship in the world.

The Royal Warship Ship Vasa capsized August 1628. It was raised in 1961, the Vasa is the only well preserved 17th Century Warship in the world.

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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

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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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.

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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"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."

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Vasa, eller Wasa, är ett svenskt örlogsfartyg som kantrade och sjönk utanför Beckholmen i Stockholms inlopp på sin jungfruresa, söndagen den 10 augusti 1628. Bärgades 1961.

Vasa, eller Wasa, är ett svenskt örlogsfartyg som kantrade och sjönk utanför Beckholmen i Stockholms inlopp på sin jungfruresa, söndagen den 10 augusti 1628. Bärgades 1961.

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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.

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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Vasa (ship) - Wikipedia

Vasa (ship) - Wikipedia