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Narodowe Muzeum Morskie w Gdańsku

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The museum complex on the Motława river

West B

Nr EPSA F53.26
Latitude 54º 24’ 31’’ N
Longitude 18º 40’ 42’’ E
Century of construction XVII
Material wood
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"West B" is a XVII century sailing craft with a cargo of Scandinavian millstones.

In 2010, 11 m north-west from the main part of wreck's hull, at the depth of 4,7-4,8 m, a dozen of round stones jutted from the seabed. They were probably semi-finished and used to made querns of 40 to 100 cm in diameter and 7 to 15 cm thick.

In 2011 a sounding dig has been made in this area and at the depth of 5-5,3 m the presence of a wooden hull has been detected. The 4,5 m of construction have been uncovered, it being a fragment of a 2 m wide shipboard.

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