Swedish Maritime Administration Locates A Conserved 150-Year-Old Ship Wreck

A well-preserved ship has been discovered outside Umeå by northern Sweden’s Maritime Administration. Between Holmsund and Holmön, outside Umeå, they got a wreck in their measurements. We don’t know yet what a wreck it is. The colleagues at Jacob Hägg have searched old shipping reports but found nothing there that matches the size of this wreck, which is about 74 meters long.

3 D images of the wreck
Image Credits: Maritime Agency / sjofartsverket.se

This proved that it was “Annie,” the English cargo ship that had sunk in 1891. The ship was built in Sunderland and, in length, it was a little above 70 meters. The steamboat, owned by the company Fredrick Gordon and Co, loaded wood from Sävenäs outside and had set sail for Sutton Bridge, England, on its ultimate voyage. Onboard the vessel, there were 18 seamen.

The vessel had run aground east of Angesön, outside of Umeå, owing to ambiguity and carelessness with navigation. The ship’s bottom was also damaged and it had taken in seawater. It had sunk after a salvage vessel had arrived to start towing.

3 D images of the wreck
Image Credits: Maritime Agency / sjofartsverket.se

According to Vrak, the crew members, however, could be rescued. In the English naval declaration, it was declared that the ship’s captain and one of his friends had behaved indecently. Later on, they were condemned to a service suspension of six months.

3 D images of the wreck
Image Credits: Maritime Agency / sjofartsverket.se

Given the fact that most treasures had remained on the vessel and now that the location is known, archaeologist Göran Ekberg warned that the wreck would most probably be looted, per Sputnik. Ekberg reportedly informed SVT, the Swedish public television, that individuals cannot control themselves when looting is concerned. Clocks, tableware, bottles, and compasses, he claims, are some of the common items likely to get looted.

Reference: republicworld.com

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