Skip to comments.SEA-ING GHOSTS Spooky 400-year-old ‘ghost ship’ found perfectly preserved in icy waters off coast of Finland
Posted on 09/14/2020 1:55:22 PM PDT by packrat35
A SUNKEN ship has been found in almost perfect condition despite spending 400 years underwater.
Divers made the mysterious discovery while exploring the Baltic Sea off the coast of Finland.
The divers, from the non-profit Badewanne team, have come across shipwrecks before but never one as old and undamaged as the Dutch merchant vessel.
The ship has been dated back to the 17th century.
It dates back to a time when the Dutch Empire spanned five continents, becoming an economic superpower that was single-handedly responsible for half of Europes shipping by 1670.
The ship is called a 'fluyt', a type of vessel designed to carry maximum cargo with only a few crew.
Even though a lot of these ships were used back then, few examples remain today.
The shipwreck was found near the mouth of the Gulf of Finland.
It was around 280 foot (85 metres) below the surface.
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All monopolies eventually end.
Ship’s Captain last words:
“You’re Gonna Need A Bigger Boat”
Great vid, at link.
I heard they found Keith Richard’s father on board... and he was still alive!
Was it the Flying Dutchman
“almost perfect condition”
Um, I think it needs a bit of sprucing up to make it seaworthy.
I remember him from Spongebob.
Nope, the Floundering Dutchman.
So.. umm .. if it was in perfect condition then why did it sink?
I knew the Dutch were big sea-going traders, but had no idea of that fact. That is astonishing. My ancestors on my grandfather's wife's side were from the southern Baltic and the towns there were very wealthy from the extensive international trade.
A ghost ship usually means a ship that is still afloat but abandoned, like the Mary Celeste.
That boat is in better shape than the Titanic!
I just got finished reading “Samurai William” about the first Englishman to survive in late 16th/early 17th century Japan.
In the late 1500s, some Dutch merchantmen did try to get to Japan by going East, and did hit storms before giving up and heading West and South down Africa.
Losses did occur.
Maybe it is the one that delivered the Plague to England a few years before it sank. Any chance it was sunk during the war at that time between England and Holland?
LOL!!! Bermuda Triangle North?
You’re correct, I think this is just a sunken boat.
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