Virtually Deconstructing Vasa

Author(s): Kelby Rose

Year: 2014


This paper will present the latest developments in an effort to virtually construct and deconstruct the hull of Vasa, the Swedish warship sunk in 1628. Based on detailed measurements taken at the Vasa Museum in Stockholm, advanced 3-dimensional modeling allows for detailed structural analysis. These models are being used to determine the principles of naval architecture used by shipwrights to design Vasa’s hull. This project represents a significant methodological step forward in the processes of nautical archaeology, ship reconstruction, and dissemination of results.

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Virtually Deconstructing Vasa. Kelby Rose. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. 2014 ( tDAR id: 437257)

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PaperId(s): SYM-70,07