Vasa: A 17th Century Warship That Sank, Was Recovered and Now Sits in a Museum

What an amazing piece of Switzerland’s history. For lovers of history and ships, this is a must see. Reblogged from https://alk3r.wordpress.com

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In 1628, the Swedish warship Vasa set off on its maiden voyage from Stockholm harbor towards Poland, where a war was raging in the Baltic. Built by 400 craftsmen at the royal shipyard at Stockholm, the ship was richly decorated as a symbol of the king’s ambitions for Sweden and himself.

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