Shipwreck: F32.8 F32.8

Shipwreck: F32.8
Name: F32.8
Vessel:
Construction period: XVIII/XIX century
Depth of occurrence: 4
Discovered: 2014
Start of research: 2015

Shipwreck photos


Site description

The F32.8 wreck is a fragment of the port side of a vessel with a characteristic double clinker and carvel planking. The site is 9.5 meters long and 2.8 meters wide. An identified structure of the wreck is comprised of pine staves of planking laid edge to edge; levelling pine staves, triangular in a cross section; oak staves of clinker planking; elements of a transverse reinforcement made of oak frames and half-frames with pine treenails joining structural elements. The site is dated to the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries. So far, two other wrecks with double planking have been identified in the waters of the Bay of Gdańsk – the W-34 and W-36 wrecks, which were recovered from the water and are currently undergoing conservation works.

Circumstances of the discovery

The wreck was found in 2014 by the staff of the Maritime Measurement Department of the Maritime Office in Gdynia.

Location

The object is located at a depth of 4.5 metres near the so-called Głębinka canal, over 800 meters to the north of the Rewa Headland.

Course of research

The object underwent preliminary identification works in 2015, and it was thoroughly catalogued in 2017.

Chronology

The vessel was built at the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries.

Provenance

The wood used for construction of the ship came from the territory of Norway.

Research photos


  • Narodowe Muzeum Morskie w Gdańsku
  • śladami średniowiecznych wraków
  • śladami średniowiecznych wraków

The "Gulf of Gdańsk Shipwreck Virtual Open-Air Museum" website (www.wsw.nmm.pl) has been created under the "Gulf of Gdańsk Shipwreck Virtual Open-Air Museum. Recording and Inventory of Underwater Archaeological Heritage" scientific research project, co-financed with the funds from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.