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Vasa, the king"s ship.

Bengt Ohrelius

Vasa, the king"s ship.

by Bengt Ohrelius

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Published by Rabén & Sjögren in [Stockholm] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Vasa (Warship)

  • Edition Notes

    StatementTranslated by Maurice Michael.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsVA595.V3 O33
    The Physical Object
    Pagination124 p.
    Number of Pages124
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22905599M
    LC Control Number62152318

      The book also gave me insight into that time period when Sweden was a major world power and that their king had Vasa built to impress and intimidate potential rival countries. Having spent much of my career as a graphic designer, I greatly admire the quality of the printing, photos and layout of this marvelous s:   The Vasa ship was built at the shipyard Skeppsgården in Stockholm. The client was King Gustav II Adolf. The keel was laid down in and the ship launched in the spring of The ship builder was the Dutchman Henrik Hybertsson, who was responsible for the entire shipyard.

      Vasa, named after one of Sweden’s kings, was a metre vessel equipped with 64 cannons. It was meant to have been a symbol of Swedish military might, but capsized and sank less than a . The King's Ship VASA The Vasawas an ill-fated royal ship whose maiden voyage in lasted little more than 2 hours, and was followed by years of solitude at the bottom of the silt laden waters of Stockholm harbour-a strange fate for a man-of-war built to maintain Swedish power in the Baltic against the threatened attack by the Habsburg Empire.

    Scale model of a three masted ship. scale Wooden hull. ″H ″L ″W (expert) The Vasa (or Wasa) is a Swedish warship built between and She was built on the orders of the King of Sweden, Gustavus Adolphus as part of the military expansion he initiated in a .   The ship’s appearance was stunning, measuring feet in length, feet in height, and weighed more than 1, tons. With some 64 cannons installed on it, it promised whoever tried to mess with Vasa would face serious consequences.


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Vasa was a vast, beautifully decorated ship. It was covered in wooden carvings that told stories about the Swedish royal family, and most importantly the king, Gustav II Adolf, writes Rhitu. The House of Vasa (Swedish: Vasaätten, Polish: Wazowie, Lithuanian: Vazos) was an early modern royal house founded in in Sweden, ruling Sweden –, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth –, and the Tsardom of Russia – (titular until ).

Its agnatic line became extinct with the death of King John II Casimir of Poland in The Vasa Museum The Vasa ship capsized and sank in Stockholm After years on the sea bed the mighty warship was salvaged and the voyage could continue.

Today Vasa is the world's best preserved 17th century ship and the most visited museum in Scandinavia. Housed inside this enormous structure was a Swedish ship, the Vasa that was built under the reign of Gustavas Adolphus in the s. The ship had a very short lifespan, despite the fact that it was commissioned by the Swedish monarch to fill the role as the jewel of /5(2).

The king's subordinates were too timid to frankly discuss the ship's structural problems or to have the maiden voyage postponed. Photo credit Lying in a museum today, Vasa has become a popular and widely recognized symbol for a historical narrative about the Swedish stormaktstiden ("the Great Power-period") in the 17th century, and about the.

Welcome to the Museum shop. The shop is stocked with products that all revolve around Vasa, the s, and the Swedish king and queen of that time – Gustav II Adolf and Maria Eleonora. Many of the products are unique to the Vasa Museum and are replicas of objects found on board.

You will find a selection of products below. Order from the shop. Gustav I Vasa, king of Sweden (–60), founder of the Vasa ruling line, who established Swedish sovereignty independent of Denmark.

Gustav was the son of a Swedish senator and of a noble family whose members had played a prominent part in the factious aristocratic politics of 15th-century S. After the foot keel of the Vasa had been laid, King Gustav learned that a large ship with two gun decks was being built in Denmark.

This resulted in an order from the King that the ship currently under construction (the Vasa) be enlarged and that the enlarged ship have two enclosed gun decks.

Admiral Fleming thus relayed the order for the The early Vasa kings (–). After Gustav I Vasa was elected to the throne inhe began to restore the power of the Swedish king and to organize a central administration under his own direct leadership.

On the one hand, this task was facilitated by the elimination of a great part of the high nobility by the Stockholm the other hand, the influence of the king was.

This book presents the amazing true account of the sinking of a Swedish ship, the Vasa, in I discovered this book on one of my online library catalog searches under historical books for children published in This book is in an oversized picture book format which I think is the perfect format because of the size and grandeur of the Vasa.4/5(35).

- Explore KEITH BARLEY's board "Vasa ship" on Pinterest. See more ideas about Vasa ship, Vasa, Sailing ships pins. RAISING THE VASA by John H. Lienhard. Click here for audio of Episode Today, a grand ship, badly built, becomes a time capsule.

The University of Houston's College of Engineering presents this series about the machines that make our civilization run, and the people whose ingenuity created them. Find great deals on eBay for vasa ship and wasa ship. Shop with confidence. The 17th century Vasa warship is at the heart of the popular Vasa Museum and one of the top sights to see in Stockholm and Sweden.

The Vasa Museum in Stockholm was built around the Vasa warship that sank on its maiden voyage in The Vasa was salvaged during the s with a remarkable 98% of the woodwork surviving three centuries under water. On the 10 th of Augustthe Vasa warship, the newest addition to the Swedish King’s fleet that took more than two years to complete, and whose sheer size and grandeur was unofficially meant to strike fear into the hearts of Sweden’s enemies, sank on her maiden voyage after only about 20 minutes on the water.

On her way to pick up the soldiers who would accompany her to Prussia where. The ship, built inwas feet long and was armed with 64 customized bronze cannons; it was heavily decorated to represent the power and glory of the king.

However, the engineers who inspected the ship upon its completion discovered that Vasa had a dangerous structural flaw: the upper structure of its hull was simply too heavy due to the.The ship was painted in colors of Baroque style.

It took 3 steady years to build Vasa, turning her into a floating work of art and a weapon of war. Sweden had a great copper mountain, so copper was the raw material used for making bronze cannons.

All in all, the king had cannons made for 4 ships! Vasa, a Ship With Big Dreams. When King Gustav II Adolf of Sweden commissioned the Vasa Ship in he had high hopes for warship was to be part of the military expansion he initiated in order to maintain Sweden’s military position in Europe.