WASA - SWEDISH - 1628



Vasa (or Wasa) was a Swedish warship that was built from 1626 to 1628. The ship foundered and sank after sailing less than a nautical mile (ca 2 km) into her maiden voyage on 10 August 1628. Vasa fell into obscurity after most of her valuable bronze cannons were salvaged in the 17th century. She was located again in the late 1950s, in a busy shipping lane just outside the Stockholm harbor. She was salvaged with a largely intact hull on 24 April 1961. She was housed in a temporary museum called Wasavarvet ("The Wasa Shipyard") until 1987, and was then moved to the Vasa Museum in Stockholm. The ship is one of Sweden's most popular tourist attractions and, as of 2007, has attracted more than 25 million visitors.



Reference # Dimensions (LxWxH) Color
WAS154 51 x 18 x 41 cm Varnished & Painted
WAS155 70 x 25 x 58 cm Varnished & Painted
WAS157 140 x 40 x 120 cm Painted & Varnished
WAS158 180 x 63 x 144 cm Varnished & Painted
WAS160 110 x 42 x 88 cm Varnished
WAS161 86 x 30 x 71 cm Varnished & Painted