• Short Summary

    The ancient Swedish warship "Vasa", raised to the surface April 24 after resting in the mud at the bottom of Stockholm Harbour for more than 333 years, was a hive of activity Apr 26 as water was continuously hosed on her to prevent cracking, and ribs and deck were covered with plastic sheeting for the same purpose.

  • Description

    The ancient Swedish warship "Vasa", raised to the surface April 24 after resting in the mud at the bottom of Stockholm Harbour for more than 333 years, was a hive of activity Apr 26 as water was continuously hosed on her to prevent cracking, and ribs and deck were covered with plastic sheeting for the same purpose.

    During the seventeenth century, many attempts were made to salvage the "Vasa" - lost on her maiden voyage from the old city of Stockholm on August 10, 1628 - but none were successful. Nothing more was done about the warship until 1956 when Mr Anders Franzen made soundings and found the wreck.

    During the early attempts to salvage her, the "Vasa" was damaged. It was discovered that she had been robbed of many items including several guns. Experts, however, believe that she still carries many treasures.

    Eventually a museum will be built around the ship, which, according to Swedish experts, is the oldest of its kind to be recovered and restored.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAC3P0DUEYCJKWKJR5D2274E6QR
    Media URN:
    VLVAC3P0DUEYCJKWKJR5D2274E6QR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/04/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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