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Did the Vasa have a Ships boat?

Dear sir/miss,
I have my own Vasa based on the Sergal-modelkit. These plans do not contain a ships boat on the main deck. My question is: did the Vasa have a ships boat and if yes how did it look like and what were the measurements? It would look nice on the ship.

Kind regards,

Jan Speyer
Vlaardingen
The Netherlands
Jan Speyer

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  • Dear Jan Speyer,

    Vasa carried at least two boats and possibly three. The main boat, or esping, was a flat-bottomed vessel with 16 oars and a sailing rig. It was 11.7 m long, 3.16 m wide and weighed about 3 tonnes empty. We have the boat itslef, as well as most of its equipment, including the rig. I can send you PDFs of drawings, if you can send me your email address; send to fred.hocker@smtm.se. This boat was carrying a smaller clinker-built boat inside it, and remains of a third boat, a smaller version of the esping, were found near the stern.

    With best regards,
    Fred
    Fred Research Director, Ship Unit, Ph.D.

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