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Narodowe Muzeum Morskie w Gdańsku

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Fotografia Falburt
Nr EPSA F53.22
Latitude 54º 24’ 21’’ N
Longitude 18º 41’ 18’’ E
Century of construction XVI
Material wood
Legal status protected

Hull of a hulk (north European cargo ship) from the first half of the XV century. When the inventory work commenced, a top edge of the shipboard (11,2 m long, 2,3 m wide) jutted from the sandy seabed at the depth of 4,9 m. The rest was buried in the sand.

The wreck laid on the north-east (bow) - south-west (stern) axis. Sideboard consisted of clinker or riveted planking (with rivets each 21-23 cm). Additionally - from the outer shipboard - construction has been supported by the two long wales (7-8 cm thick and 30 cm wide), one of which is in the same time a rail beam. Between the wales, five transverse reinforcements have been installed. In the forebody, the frames (13-19 cm long, 11 cm wide) were visible. Internal edge of the ship’s side has been supported by a 9 cm thick and 25 cm wide beam. Joint thickness of the shipboard edge amounted to 25 cm, on which comprised the internal riff shipboard - 9 cm, frames - 9 cm and outer shipboard - 7 cm.

As a result of works from 2011 (which main aim was to clean the construction in order to estimate its length) the 20,4 m fragment of ship's side has been uncovered. It turned out that the stern end is buried in the sand 60 cm deep. From the bow side the shipboard, wales have been supported by 5 fender beams (1,2 m long) located irregularly in the distance of 1,2-1,7 m. Their transverse measurements were 21-23 x 13-15 cm. Behind the fourth preserved bulwark beam, counting from the bow, the construction was changing. Another 11 m longitudinal element with a cross-section measurements of 12 x 23 cm (defined as shroud beam) has been attached to the upper wale. In the afore mentioned place the edge of ship's side has been elevated with an additional rail plank, 30 cm wide. What's more, from this point forward, every 1,2-1,7 m further bulwark beams (bigger in size - 2,5 m long, jutting over 1 m from the edge) have been attached to it. These elements were probably a stern castle support. In the after body, the shroud beam has been joined with the lower wale with help of pins, 60 cm long and having 3 cm in diameter. Below the shipboard frames, 6 strakes of 30 cm clinker plating, riveted with iron rivets, delving 1 m into the seabed, have survived.

Short period of time spend on inventory works made the uncovering of this part of the wreck impossible. Below that area, the construction peters away.

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