The architecture of a great 16th century warship: results from the initial surveys of Mars (1564)
2016 (English)In: Actas del V Congreso Internacional de Arqueología Subacuática (IKUWA V), Proceedings of the 5th International Congress on Underwater Archaeology A heritage for mankind Cartagena, October 15th-18th, 2014, Cartagena: Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte , 2016, 824-836 p.Conference paper (Other academic)
During the 16th century the naval ships were developed with increased size and a larger quantity of guns. When the Swedish ship Mars exploded and sank during action in 1564, she was one of the largest ships in the world. In 2011 the wreck was relocated outside the island of Öland in the Baltic Sea. Thanks to the favorable conditions about two thirds of the hull are preserved which includes the stern with the large stern castle. The site thus offers a unique opportunity to study a state of the art warship from this period. The site has been surveyed during three seasons. This paper is based on these initial surveys and aims to present the kind of insights regarding 16th century naval architecture that Mars has revealed so far.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cartagena: Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte , 2016. 824-836 p.
Naval architecture, artillery, sixteenth century, war ship, Baltic Sea
Research subject Historical Studies; Baltic and East European studies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-26499OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-26499DiVA: diva2:1056501
5th International Congress on Underwater Archaeology A heritage for mankind Cartagena, October 15th-18th, 2014
ProjectsShips at War
FunderThe Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, 720/42/2012