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The Kronprins Gustav Adolf

The Kronprins Gustav Adolf, a ship of the Swedish line, became destroyed and wrecked off Helsinki in 1788. The wreck was discovered in 1995. The wreck lies a few nautical miles southwest from the lighthouse island of Harmaja. The remains of the ship lie at 18-20 meters and are in part scattered on an area of approximately 100 x 100 meters. The wreck consists of the bottom of the hull, the sides, which have fallen down, different parts of the structure, cannons, cannon balls, and a variety of loose articles. All in all 71 cannons have been found at the site. Three of these were raised, conserved and examined. There are also two big anchors at the wreck.
A side scan sonar picture of the wreck of the Kronprins Gustav Adolf.


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Last updated 30.10.2015
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