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Narodowe Muzeum Morskie w Gdańsku

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The museum complex on the Motława river

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Nr EPSA F53.9
Latitude 54º 29’ 00’’ N
Longitude 18º 42’ 31’’ E
Century of construction XVIII
Material wood
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This wreck lies on the seabed at the depth of 16,9 m, SSW-NNE axis, and is trimmed to the east side, with its opposite shipboard jutting 60 cm above the sand.

Vertically, the vessel has the maximum width in the midship sector and constricts towards both ends, forming sharply topped stern and bow. Flat bottom is made from smooth planks (9-11 cm thick, 25 cm wide), supported by 30 floors (measurements of 30-40 cm), placed every 0,5 m (in the rectangular cross-section). Only the middle plank was thicker than the others (24 cm). It is not certain if this aberration is connected with the method of forming its end as to join it with stem, or if it's present in the midship area as well. To the edges of the side floors, short frames reinforcing the shipboards have been attached with metal bolts. As the ship sides are concerned, the strake of a lower planking on the "east" part of the craft has survived, whilst their numerous remains were scattered nearby. The shape of the frames suggests that the shipboards (flare of about 120 degrees) were made from the smooth planks, 6-7 cm thick. A slat (nailed at the lugs, specifically channeled near the edges of the neighboring planks) functioned as a caulk for the planking strakes.

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