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Jens Andrée

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Now that's a ship I've been around in on a handful of occasions! (what's left of it...)
A majestic one back in the days but did a Titanic on her maiden voyage keeling over and spent her life (380-ish years) in the drink until 1961.
Today she smells really terrible from the conservation job but she's stable and should remain for a very long time.
A visit I can recommend if you're ever doing a detour to Stockholm, Sweden.

Her name is actually not Wasa, that's a name they came up with in the early 1900's and changed (modernised) to Vasa in 1990.
Her actual name is Vasen but due to lack of proper spelling back in the days she was also sometimes called (written) Wasen, Wasan and Wassen.
The name stems from the Vasa family (first King of Sweden).

Good luck with bringing her back on your bench! She's a beautiful ship, just not meant for being in the water ;)
 
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not meant for being in the water ;)
I thin k you meant 'not meant for being ON the water' Jens, as you said she spent nearly 4 centuries IN it!
I always meant to visit when I was in Sweden, but never quite managed it.
 
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Hi all here's the next bit

As an aside look what I won on eBay (last one went for 163 quid I got this for 40 quid)



And my ten min wood effect