To latest comment

What are the precise dimensions of the Vasa?

can you tell me the height of each floor ? And how many floor have the Vasa ? What is the weight of each floor ? And, what is the height of each mast ?

Thank you for you time
Julie Report inappropriate content


  • Dear Julie,

    That is a difficult question to answer accurately, since many of the dimensions varied. For example, the upper gundeck is 1.7 meters tall at the bow, 1.9 meters amidships, and 1.85 meters near the stern.

    The ship has seven levels in all. Four of these extend the length of the ship. These are the hold, which varies in height between 1.8 m and 2.9 m, the orlop (1.1 m to 1.4 m), the lower gundeck (1.6 to 1.7 m), and the upper gundeck (dimensions above). The upper deck, which extends over about two thirds of the length is open to the sky. In the sterncastle, there are three levels. The upper cabin has a height of 1.8 to 1.9 m, the poop cabin is only 1.5 m tall, and the poop deck is open to the sky.

    We cannnot yet accurately calculate the weight of each deck, due to the complex structure.

    The mast heights (from the bottom of the keel) are:
    Foremast:47.0 m
    Mainmast: 52.4 m
    Mizzenmast: 39.4 m
    These heights are estimates, since the upper parts of the masts did not survive and we have reconstructed the length on the basis of rigging rules from the period.
    Fred Research Director, Ship Unit, Ph.D.

Add your comment or create a new post

Your name and post can be seen by everyone.Your e-mail will never be shown publicly.