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MaSS

stepping stones of maritime history

History

Description

The ship was set aground on the beach of Torekov - near the island of Hallands Väderö (now Sweden, then Denmark) in december 1637. Shipbuilders from Bremerholm were sent to dismantle the vessel. Nowadays, there may be only few items left from the ship on the spot.

Description

Type

Light frigate, built by the Scottish master shipbuilder David Balfour in the Royal shipyard of Bremerholm, Copenhagen. Contracted in 1623 (original contract is preserved). The ship was also represented on a shipbuilding drawing (also preserved).
Length: 35 m.

Armament: 22 cannons.

Original drawing, ca. 1623.

East Indiaman

Roman structures