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Marit Hansson


Free Account, Lund

Götheborg IV

Here's another detail from the Swedish East India Company replica ship.

Her predecessor ran aground and sank right outside Gothenburg in 1745 on returning from her maiden voyage to China, a voyage that took nearly two years. Because they were so close to the harbour the whole crew was rescued, thanks to all the vessels that were on the water greeting her return. The cargo however was never salvaged - a cargo worth equal to the Swedish national budget at that time, so it was still quite a disaster.

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  • Ken Piros 21/10/2008 10:34

    Interesting point of view!
  • Cees Kuijs 09/09/2008 11:05

    Just one trip, too bad !! But still good that the crew was rescued !
    This picture makes a good abstract of it !! Like the low viewpoint, were you into the water or something like that ? :-))))
    Greetings, Cees