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Vasa - A Swedish Warship

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Condition: Brand New
Subject: Military & War
Topic: Foreign Militaries
Publication Year: 2011

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Vasa

A Swedish Warship

Frederick M. Hocker

Vasa was the most modern warship imaginable in 1628. Her ability for fast and aggressive sailing, the multiple gun deck and the heavy, custom-made guns were innovations. She was meant to be a key asset for Sweden in a bid for power in Northern Europe. But as with most brilliant innovations there are also failures, and the ship sank on her maiden voyage, a spectacular, costly and embarrassing fiasco.