Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 13-07-2014, 17:17   #1
Senior Cruiser
 
DeepFrz's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Winnipeg
Boat: None at this time
Posts: 7,930
The Battleship Mars from the 16th Century

Cursed Warship Revealed With Treasure Onboard

I'm hoping this link works. An interesting article on National Geographic of the ship, well preserved after lying centuries in the Baltic Sea.
__________________

__________________
The Blue Dot Campaign. This Changes Everything.
DeepFrz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-07-2014, 17:31   #2
Senior Cruiser
 
IslandHopper's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Bundaberg Queensland/Lake Bolac Victoria, Australia
Boat: 45ft Ketch
Posts: 1,202
Re: The Battleship Mars from the 16th Century

Great find, thanks for sharing.....
__________________

__________________
IslandHopper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-07-2014, 17:38   #3
Senior Cruiser
 
DeepFrz's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Winnipeg
Boat: None at this time
Posts: 7,930
Re: The Battleship Mars from the 16th Century

I'm glad the link worked.
__________________
The Blue Dot Campaign. This Changes Everything.
DeepFrz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-07-2014, 17:49   #4
Moderator
 
JPA Cate's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: aboard, cruising in Australia
Boat: Sayer 46' Solent rig sloop
Posts: 10,712
Re: The Battleship Mars from the 16th Century

Good one, DpFrz.

Ann
__________________
Ann, with Jim, aboard US s/v Insatiable II, in Oz, very long term cruisers
JPA Cate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-07-2014, 23:40   #5
Registered User
 
haiqu's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Somewhere on Australia's east coast.
Boat: 'Keppelena' Hartley Queenslander 33'
Posts: 465
Re: The Battleship Mars from the 16th Century

Bloody illiterate reporting. The plural of cannon is "cannon", NG.
__________________
http://www.cruiserswiki.org - Moderator

"The cure for anything is salt water... sweat, tears, or the sea" -- Isak Dinesen
haiqu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-07-2014, 13:06   #6
Senior Cruiser
 
roverhi's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Kona, Hawaii, Carlsbad, CA
Boat: 1969 Pearson 35 #108 & 1976 Sabre 28
Posts: 6,006
Send a message via Yahoo to roverhi
Re: The Battleship Mars from the 16th Century

Looks like the magazine exploded blowing off the forward end of the boat. Mahalo for the link.
__________________
Peter O.
'Ae'a Pearson 35
roverhi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-07-2014, 13:22   #7
Moderator
 
Pete7's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Solent, England
Boat: Moody 31
Posts: 8,573
Images: 14
Re: The Battleship Mars from the 16th Century

That is in astonishing condition for its age. Underwater vis looks excellent. Appears much clearer than further south in the Baltic.

Pete
__________________
Moody 31 - April Lass
Pete7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-07-2014, 13:38   #8
Registered User

Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 56
Re: The Battleship Mars from the 16th Century

The soil on the island Íland, outside which the Mars lies, is very thin and it has never been very densely populated, except during a few months in the summer. That and strong currents means less particles in the water. Also, the teredo shipworm can't stand the brackish and comparatively cold water so the largest threat to otherwise well preserved shipwrecks here is illicit dive operations. Increased availability of equipment suitable for technical diving means that even 75 meters of water no longer is an absolute barrier for well funded and competent amateurs.


Sent from my iPad using Cruisers Sailing Forum
__________________
akkebeng is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-07-2014, 14:46   #9
Registered User
 
Matt sachs's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: East Tennessee
Boat: 1989 50 ft Roberts
Posts: 859
Images: 18
Re: The Battleship Mars from the 16th Century

Quote:
Originally Posted by akkebeng View Post
.....Increased availability of equipment suitable for technical diving means that even 75 meters of water no longer is an absolute barrier for well funded and competent amateurs.


Sent from my iPad using Cruisers Sailing Forum
True, 75m can be done on normoxic mix......Hum, where is this?...LOL Great link. Thanks Deep.
__________________
Matt sachs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-07-2014, 23:16   #10
Registered User

Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 56
Re: The Battleship Mars from the 16th Century

Most of the interesting shipwrecks in the Baltic were accessible and in pristine condition, save for the damages that sent them to the bottom, when i got my scuba license.

Nowadays, the only protection for a newly discovered shipwreck is massive secrecy and immediate legal protection, declaring the wreck off limits as soon as it's credentials are established. Even if that could be accomplished in just a few weeks, diving vultures sometimes manage to effect irreparable damage in the meantime.


Sent from my iPad using Cruisers Sailing Forum
__________________

__________________
akkebeng is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How efficient are mars rover solar panels? zboss Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 3 11-02-2014 12:13
A One-Way Ticket To Mars, Apply Now ... Richard_W Off Topic Forum 10 24-04-2013 05:44
18th Century Wooden Ship Found Under World Trade Center Site Bill_R Off Topic Forum 0 15-07-2010 12:39
Sailing on Mars? GordMay Other 0 23-01-2004 07:50



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:06.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.