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The Vasa... shortest mainden voyage of all time?
« on: July 05, 2008, 10:20:45 PM »

"Vasa (or Wasa) was a warship that was built for King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden
from 1626 to 1628. The ship sank after sailing less than a nautical mile (ca 2 km) into her
maiden voyage on August 10, 1628."


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasa_(ship)

http://dossantos.cbpa.louisville.edu/courses/cis675/vasa/index.htm

http://www.abc.se/~m10354/publ/vasa.htm
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Re: The Vasa... shortest mainden voyage of all time?
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2008, 10:31:37 PM »

Funny you should mention her Martin as I saw her just three weeks back.... :)

An incredible sight.


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Re: The Vasa... shortest mainden voyage of all time?
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2008, 11:20:19 PM »

Watched a program on sky a few weeks ago about the raisein of vasa, was great program too O0
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Re: The Vasa... shortest mainden voyage of all time?
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2008, 12:14:59 AM »

I was in Stockholm last year - did the Vasa museum. Knocks your socks off, going in the door and seeing this great ship coming straight at you. One of the things you MUST do!
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Re: The Vasa... shortest mainden voyage of all time?
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2008, 02:08:14 AM »

 O0 Yes my friend and his wife are off on a two week trip to Sweden,France and Germany.They are taking in the Wasa Museum.Luckey duo.I sure wish that I could visit some day.I have heard that you really have to see her in person to appreaqiate the actual siize of the ship.The photos just do not do her justice.Thanks for the links,Walter
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Re: The Vasa... shortest mainden voyage of all time?
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2008, 08:23:21 AM »

Oh boy, now that is right up my street......Must check how long it will take to drive to Stockholm...Absolutely, incredibly, magnificently, wonderful...
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Re: The Vasa... shortest mainden voyage of all time?
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2008, 10:10:04 AM »

I have to agree with Tobyker, it really does knock your socks off! The stern in particular seems to go on up forever. They built their ships very high in those days which is probably why she fell over! Apparently, just before she sailed, the local admiral conducted a stability test using seamen running from one side of the deck to the other and the results were so alarming he stopped it immediately. However, politics dictated that she must sail and so down she went. Basically the design just pushed the technology of the time too far.

It's difficult to take pictures in the museum as it is so dark inside and even my DSLR struggled although the results were worth it. The staggering number of carvings would be enough to put anybody off tackling a scratch built model although there are some kits on the market.

Definitely a "must see" if you ever have the opportunity. The rest of Stockholm is pretty interesting too, albeit a bit expensive but we didn't really spend any money there having just got off a cruise ship for the day.

Colin
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Re: The Vasa... shortest mainden voyage of all time?
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2008, 11:47:57 AM »

I actually saw her a few years after she had been raised, she was an incredible sight then. I could not take any pictures because they were spraying her every 15 minutes, it was like walking in mist but worth it. The amount of artifacts they have brought up is stunning. Colin as usual your pictures are brilliant, looks like I will have to go back some time soon.

Brian
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« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2008, 03:13:43 PM »

Hello,here is a project that my friend.Herve from France has been working on for quite awhile.He is also visiting the Wasa Museum.Wonderful photos Colin  ;D http://www.wasadream.com/ Enjoy,Walter
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Re: The Vasa... shortest mainden voyage of all time?
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2008, 05:05:25 PM »

Wow ! There's more pictures on that page than one on Mayhem!  {-) {-)

Brilliant! O0


http://www.wasadream.com/Index/indexenglish.html
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Re: The Vasa... shortest mainden voyage of all time?
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2008, 05:21:56 PM »


Maybe the Italian liner Principessa Jolanda had a shorter maiden voyage!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mj-FIXlTPIo
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Re: The Vasa... shortest mainden voyage of all time?
« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2008, 10:32:34 PM »


Maybe the Italian liner Principessa Jolanda had a shorter maiden voyage!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mj-FIXlTPIo

Bliddy heck! What caused her to sink? Poor design \ build \ lack of ballast!?

We need to know.
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Re: The Vasa... shortest mainden voyage of all time?
« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2008, 11:29:16 PM »

It was Rollover Week!  ;)
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