Modern Times

The Biggest Ship in the World.

Modern Times, As Seen Through Ship Design, Part 3.


P511 The Fifth Epoch As Seen In Ship Design - Part - 3 Vasa_stern_color_model It was the Year Of Our Lord 1626, and King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden was fighting wars across the Baltic, and needed a new warship. Since he was rich and powerful, his thoughts immediately ran to something that would express this. So he brought in some Dutch shipbuilders, and when a Dutchman is a good tradesman, they are the best. Both conscientious and hard working.

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