Shipwreck: F53.13

Shipwreck: F53.13
Vessel: vessel
Construction period: I half of XVII century
Depth of occurrence: 12
Discovered: 2010
Start of research: 2010

3D model animation

Shipwreck photos

Site description

The F53.13 wreck constitutes the remains of bottom part of wooden sailing ship. The staves of planking, up to 7 cm thick, laid edge-to-edge were recognized, as well as densely mounted floor timbers and parts of 6-cm-thick staves of formwork. The wreck comprises neither the keel nor the keelson which were torn out. The object dimensions are as follows: 20 meters in length and 5 meters in width. On the structure two large boulders can be observed.

Circumstances of the discovery

The wreck was discovered in 2010 by the employees of the Maritime Office in Gdynia.


The object is located 3.3 km to the northern east of Westerplatte, at a depth of 12 meters.

Course of research

The underwater inventory of the wreck was performed in 2010 and 2016.


The ship was built in the first half of the 17th century. The wood used to build the ship came from northern Germany.

Artefacts from the shipwreck

Several artefacts were recovered from the wreck. They included: parts of shoes, glass bottle, kaolin clay pipe, glass bottle neck and ceramic stove tile.

    Research photos

    The "Gulf of Gdańsk Shipwreck Virtual Open-Air Museum" website ( 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.