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150 Feet long - which is roughly 43 meters. Build in 1618 - in 1619 one of the ships exploring the Australian coast - in 1628 part of the convoy together with the Batavia - burned and lost with her complete cargo in 1630 due to heavy fire (uncontrollable due to the brandy which was part of the cargo).
Yesterday (Wednesday), another Swedish ship from 17th century was found. This time at a depth of 6m (about 18t). She is slightly bigger than Wasa with 66 cannons. Her name is Solen (the Sun), built in Lubeck 1669, sunk 1694. Armament: 16x24 pounder 8x18 pounder 24x12 pounder 2x8 pounder 14x6 pounder 2x4 pounder 4x3 pounder Length: 45meter Width:12 meter