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After 40 years of searching they found a wreck from the 18th century! - video

Norwegian divers have found and identified the shipwreck of the ‘Juffrau Elisabedt’, which sank on 21 March 1760. According to the searchers’ reports, the found vessel has been preserved in fantastic condition and will provide a mass of research material and become an excellent archaeological site The Dutch ship “Juffrau Elisabedt” left Amsterdam at the
Published: October 29, 2019 - 19:46
Updated: July 22, 2023 - 18:45
After 40 years of searching they found a wreck from the 18th century! – video

Norwegian divers have found and identified the shipwreck of the ‘Juffrau Elisabedt’, which sank on 21 March 1760. According to the searchers’ reports, the found vessel has been preserved in fantastic condition and will provide a mass of research material and become an excellent archaeological site

The Dutch ship “Juffrau Elisabedt” left Amsterdam at the beginning of March 1760 and after 20 days of sailing reached the southern coast of Norway. Here, unfortunately, it encountered terrible weather, which sealed the ship’s fate. Although the crew managed to sail among the islands near Søgne, a storm soon forced them to abandon the sinking ship.

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Vi fikk være med å dykke på det fantastiske vrakfunnet Søgne Dykkerklubb (SDK) har gjort! Se de første bildene og video av det hollandske skipet “Juffrau Elisabedt” ???? .

Posted by Bladet Dykking on Friday, October 25, 2019

“This is a remarkable discovery, we found a wreck almost untouched by time! Things like this only happen once in a lifetime” – said Iver Nesse Aarrestad, a marine archaeologist from the Cultural Heritage Directorate.

The wreck of the 28-metre vessel has been sought by local divers for nearly 40 years. Several expeditions have been undertaken in an attempt to locate the site of the sinking of the “Juffrau Elisabedt”, but with no results. Until now. The search for the wreck has become something extremely important for the local diving community. They have collected and gathered information about the ship and its last voyage, trying to determine its final resting place.

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“The Juffrau Elisabedt will certainly become a real treasure trove of knowledge for archaeologists. The state of preservation of the wreck is fantastic and a mass of artefacts have been preserved to this day. Among them are two magnificent anchors, weapons, barrels, but also objects of everyday use.

The exact position of the wreck is, of course, kept secret and will remain so until the research and inventory of the wreck is completed. From preliminary announcements, however, it is known that the site will not be covered by the diving ban in the future, and what is more, there are already plans to transform the wreck into an attraction for diving tourists.

Source: nrk.no, dykking.no

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