Shipwreck: F32.9 F32.9

Shipwreck: F32.9
Name: F32.9
Vessel: flat-bottom vessel
Construction period: 18th century
Depth of occurrence: 3
Discovered: 2015
Start of research: 2015

3D model animation

Shipwreck photos

Site description

The F32.9 wreck constitutes the remains of partially preserved flat-bottomed vessel of ca. 21 meters in length and ca. 5 meters in width, most probably used in the local transport between the ports of the Bay of Gdańsk. The elements recognized on the ship include: oak wood staves of plating laid edge to edge; oak wood floor timbers mounted to the bottom with 3-cm diameter pegs; fragments of ship’s both sides in the form of oak wood 3-5 cm thick staves. The preserved end of bottom part at the south-east side forms a wide, massive floor timber supporting the structure and shaping the ship’s sides near the sternpost.

It was possible to determine, from the preserved fragments, the length of bottom part of the ship which amounted to 19.5 meters. On the wreck and in its close vicinity several bricks were discovered; they might have constituted part of this vessel’s cargo.


Circumstances of the discovery

The wreck was discovered in 2015 by the employees of the Department of Maritime Measurements of the Maritime Office in Gdynia.


The object is located at a depth of 3 meters near Mechelinki, ca. 200 meters away from the shore. The axis of wreck structure runs along NW-SE direction.

Course of research

The exploratory works of the wreck were conducted by the archaeologists of the National Maritime Museum (NMM) in 2015. In 2018, the NMM research team performed thorough inventory of the site.


The vessel was built and used most probably in the second half of the 18th century.

Artefacts from the shipwreck

As many as 24 artefacts, listed under 13 inventory numbers, were collected from the F32.9 wreck. They include: bricks, razor, bottle, parts of pottery and glass bottle.

    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.