Sinking of the Vasa

Brightly colored and trumpeting the prestige of King Gustav II, with 64 guns the Vasa was the most powerful ship in the world. As the ship’s sails caught wind, it teetered hard to port, and suddenly the shouts of the sailors on board turned to screams. In front of hundreds of spectators and agents of other European nations, Sweden’s greatest ship sank after sailing only 1400 yards.

Dec 5, 2022 | 14:03 | Josh Geiger

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