Lossen

Viken,Norway

The Danish frigate Lossen wrecked during a storm 24.December 1711 at Hvaler. More than half of the crew perished in the accident and the storm that raged the area. The remains of her was found in 1963 in Stolen Bay on Hvaler. The Norwegian Maritime Museum launched the first big underwater archeological project on the site in the late 1960's and salvaged nearly four thousand objects from the wreck site. The Norwegian Maritime Museum in Oslo has published a book on this subject, which can be recommended reading for everyone with an interest in history and marine archeology. There's were little left of this old wreck, and her final resting place rest on a depth of approximately 10 meter.


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Lossen
Flingende Loos 28,7 x 7,5 x 2,8 m
     
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Fredrikstad ( N ) 1684 København ( DK )

59° 5' 46" N, 10° 49' 51" E
 

Illustration: Frigate Den Norske Løve
  Wikipedia, Public domain

Review of the archeological expeditions in 1960's and 1970's
( Norwegian language only ): By Svein Molaug
Gjenstandsmaterialet Fregatten Lossen

Last updated: September 2019