Schleswig

Viken,Norway

The Danish frigate Schleswig hit ground at Missingene 13. August 1711. She shipwrecked under bad weather, and of the crew of 200 men, only one man survived. The remains of her was found by Bodan Badowski while he was looking for a nice dinner... crabs!. Badowski is a former Falken diver and also inspected the wreck of Magne Sigurd in 1956. There are not much left of the frigate today, but several cannons and a big anchor still rest in the deep on the southwest side of the southern Missingen. Norwegian Maritime Museum salvaged items from the site, including a few of the cannons that was found on the site. The few remains of the wreck rest today on a depth of 5 to 30 meter.


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Schleswig

114,6 x 28,9 x ? f
     
Tons: Built: Home Port:
114 tons
København ( DK ) 1685 København ( DK )


Painting: Battle of Køge in 1677 by Viggo Faurholt
Courtesy of Danish Naval Museum archives

Thanks to Mr. Badowski for the fun stories!