• Short Summary

    Swedish divers and a diving bell were used off Kastelholm Island in Stockholm harbour Aug 26 to help examine a 17th century warship, "Wasa", lying in 45 feet of water.

  • Description

    Swedish divers and a diving bell were used off Kastelholm Island in Stockholm harbour Aug 26 to help examine a 17th century warship, "Wasa", lying in 45 feet of water.

    So far, clothes, shoes, sail tackle, wooden mess utensils and a gun have been brought up, as well as a remarkable number of sculpted lions; it is hoped eventually to surface the entire ship, which - say the Swedes - would then be the world's oldest intact warship; she sank on her maiden voyage, Aug 10, 1628. Before this can be done several thousand pounds weight of ballast stones must be removed.

    Some of the salvage operations have been watched by 2,000 delegates from the International History Congress, currently being held in Stockholm.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1Q55O6SU20WTYY0K4OVZMP7VM
    Media URN:
    VLVA1Q55O6SU20WTYY0K4OVZMP7VM
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/08/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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