Swedish divers and a diving bell were used off Kastelholm Island in Stockholm harbour Aug 26 to help examine a 17th century warship, "Wasa", lying in 45 feet of water.
SV Salvage vessels around sunken ship
LV Anchor is raised
LV Cannon is raised
SLV Diver's bell is lowered into water
LV Work continues
CU PAN..Raised statue
CU Raised - jug with spout
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Background: Swedish divers and a diving bell were used off Kastelholm Island in Stockholm harbour Aug 26 to help examine a 17th century warship, "Wasa", lying in 45 feet of water.
So far, clothes, shoes, sail tackle, wooden mess utensils and a gun have been brought up, as well as a remarkable number of sculpted lions; it is hoped eventually to surface the entire ship, which - say the Swedes - would then be the world's oldest intact warship; she sank on her maiden voyage, Aug 10, 1628. Before this can be done several thousand pounds weight of ballast stones must be removed.
Some of the salvage operations have been watched by 2,000 delegates from the International History Congress, currently being held in Stockholm.