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WASA- 1628 by Lorn6 WASA- 1628 by Lorn6
 . . . (Translation below)

WASA - Vaisseau Royal Suedois

Pour maintenir sa maîtrise sur la mer Baltique, le roi de Suède Gustave II Adolf donne en 1625, l'ordre de construire quatre navires de guerre, dont le " WASA ". La construction fut confiée à l'architecte naval Hollandais Hendrik Hybertzoon, de Groot, qui fit l'exacte reproduction d'un navire construit en Hollande pour le Duc de Guise. Le lancement eut lieu probablement en 1627 et il fut remorqué en face du palais royal pour y recevoir son armement et son lest. Le dimanche 10 août 1628, vers 17 heure, il partit pour son voyage inaugural, avec à son bord un équipage supposé de 133 marins et 300 soldats. Le roi n'assistait pas à l'événement, il faisait la guerre en Pologne. Une soudaine rafale de vent coucha le vaisseau qui par manque de lest et trop de poids dans les hauts, ne pût se redresser tandis que l'eau s'engouffrait par les sabords de la batterie basse restés ouverts et il sombra par 35 mètres de fond. Pour certains historiens, une voilure mal établie contribua également au désastre. En 1664, on parvint à l'aide d'une cloche à plongeur rudimentaire, à récupérer dans l'epave, 53 des 64 canons en bronze. Dans les décades qui suivirent, toutes les tentatives de renflouement échouèrent, et le " WASA " fut un peu oublié… Ce n'est qu'en 1956 que M. Anders FRANZEN le retrouva émergeant du fond à une profondeur de 32 mètres. C'est en 1959, quand les scaphandriers de la Marine Suédoise auront terminé leur difficile travail de creusement d'un tunnel sous la coque, que la compagnie NEPTUN dégagera le bateau et le conduira, en dix-huit étapes, vers les eaux basses, à l'extérieur de Kastelholmen, dans le port de Stockholm. Le 24 avril 1961, le " WASA " est élevé au dessus du niveau de l'eau, il est vidé de sa boue et navigue sur sa propre quille jusqu'au bassin de Beckholm où il est placé sur un ponton provisoire en béton. A l'automne suivant, il est remorqué vers sa base et placé dans un nouveau berceau spécialement construit pour lui. Les travaux de sauvetage sont terminés, ceux de conservation peuvent commencer. Le 16 février 1962, le chantier ouvre ses portes au public. A l'été 1963, le sauvetage des pièces de construction et des sculptures dispersées commence à l'endroit de la découverte. En 1964, le chantier de restauration devient une unité du STATENS SJÖHISTORISKA MUSEUM. En 1967 les recherches sous-marines s'achèvent après avoir enregistré 3.500 éléments retrouvés durant ces investigations. En 1968, un ponton reconstruit pour le " WASA " donne suffisamment d'espace pour continuer la restauration et en avril une exposition est ouverte sur le chantier, montrant la majorité des sculptures et la manière dont la restauration est réalisée. La restauration se poursuit encore actuellement et les publications du musée permettent de réaliser des modèles très réalistes d'un grand vaisseau du XVII ème siècle.

Échelle: 1/75 (en virons… car une vérification donne ± 1/70e)
Dimensions (cm) Long= 105 Larg= 35 Haut= 80
Plans et fournitures: BILLING BOATS (Danemark) et COREL (Italie)
Coque et superstructures : Obèche et Ctp exotique (Bois de qualité très médiocre !)
Mâts et vergues : Ramin
Sculptures : Zamac doré de COREL (Mais il en manque beaucoup !)
Note : Le modèle COREL est ± au 1:82ème et pas au 1:75ème comme indiqué…
Réalisation:±700 heures sur 158 jours (07/2004-04/2005)

Pour voir les détails de la construction: lorn6.deviantart.com/gallery/2…

Voir le vrai WASA : www.wasadream.com/

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:flaguk: WASA Swedish Royal vessel of 1628

To maintain his control on the Baltic sea, the king of Sweden Gustave II Adolf gives in 1625, the order to build four warships, of which the "WASA". Construction was entrusted to the Dutch naval architect Hendrik Hybertzoon, which made the exact reproduction of a ship built in Holland for the Duke of Guise. Launching probably took place in 1627 and it was towed near the royal palace to receive its armament and its ballast there. On Sunday August 10, 1628, towards 5 p.m., it took the departure for its inaugural voyage, with on its board a supposed crew of 133 sailors and 300 soldiers. The king was at war in Poland at that moment ! A sudden gust of wind laid down the vessel which for lack of ballast and too many weight in the tops, could not be rectified while water was engulfed by the ports of the low battery remained opened and it sank by 35 meters low. For certain historians, badly established sails also contributed to the disaster. In 1664, one arrived using a rudimentary diving bell, to recover 53 of the 64 bronze guns in the wreck. In the decades which followed, all the attempts to bring the wreck afloat failed, and the "WASA" was forgotten a little... It is only in 1956 that Mr. Anders FRANZEN found the wreck emerging of the bottom to a 32 meters depth. It is in 1959, when the divers of the Swedish Navy will have completed their difficult work of digging a tunnel under the wreck, that company NEPTUN will release the boat and will move it, in eighteen stages, towards low water, outside Kastelholmen, in the wearing of Stockholm. April 24, 1961, the "WASA" is elevated at the level of water, it is emptied of its mud and is towed on its own keel to the basin of Beckholm where it is placed on a provisional concrete pontoon. With the following autumn, it is towed towards its base and is placed in a new cradle especially built for him. The work of rescue is completed, those of conservation can start. February 16, 1962, the building site opens its doors to the public. At the summer 1963, the rescue of the parts of construction and dispersed sculptures start. In 1964, the building site of restoration becomes a unit of Swedish STATENS SJÖHISTORISKA MUSEUM. In 1967 underwater research is completed after having recorded about 3,500 elements found during these investigations. In 1968, a pontoon rebuilt for the "WASA" gives sufficient space to continue the restoration and in April an exposure is open on the building site, showing the majority of the sculptures and the way in which the restoration is carried out. The restoration still currently continues and the publications of the museum make it possible to realize very realistic scale models of a 17th century great vessel.

Scale: 1:75 (about... because a checking gives ±1:70)
Dimensions (inches ±) Long= 41.34 Width= 13.78 Height= 31.5
Plans and supplies: BILLING BOATS (Denmark) and COREL (Italy)
Hull and superstructures: Abachi and exotic multiplex (very poor Wood quality!)
Masts and yards: Ramin
Sculptures: Gilded metal from COREL (But it misses much of it !)
Those of BILLING BOATS, are moulded in brown polystyrene.
WARNING: COREL’s scale model is ±1:82 and not 1:75 as indicated everywhere...!
Rigging: Tinted polypropylene and some ‘elastic’ rope.
Realization: ±700 hours (158 days, from 07/2004 to 04/2005).

To see the making of: lorn6.deviantart.com/gallery/2…
See the real WASA : www.wasadream.com/
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:icon21stcenturydamocles:
21stCenturyDamocles Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
another great project and thanks for the history interesting that it sank before it was even in use you would think a ship builder would know to put the proper amount of ballast in a ship before he loaded it?
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Lorn6 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
The disaster is the responsibility of the king who demanded guns of the same caliber in both batteries ...
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21stCenturyDamocles Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
silly King! i hope he was thoroughly embarrass!
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Eveqi Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Awesome work :clap: And omg 700 hours? I admire your patience, but it's definitely worth it :)
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Armentus Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
IT'S INCREDIBLE! Pure art is all I can say, as well as observe quite a bit of patience in your persona.
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderful work!
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Lorn6 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
:bulletblack::bulletyellow::bulletred:...Thank You ...:thumbsup:...:handshake:
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
welcome
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angelac Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
Beautiful!
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