Sweden - Stockholm in summer - Djurgården
Vasa is a warship built in 1628 to answer the wish expressed by the king Gustav II Adolf who wanted to make it the most powerful Scandinavian warship. During its launching, in front of hundreds of Swedes, it started to take lodging during the first gust of the wind. Water entered into the ports intended for the guns and the boat sank. Vasa had in fact an oversize aerofoil and load.
In 1956, Anders Franzén locates Vasa not far from the museum where it is now exposed and want to take it out of water. April 24, 1961, Vasa went back to surface, 333 years after the disaster. The ship had been relatively well preserved because of the low salinity of the Baltic sea.
After 30 years of maintenance and restoration, the Vasa Museum opens its doors in 1990. Here are some photographs of this ghost ship...