In December 2021, marine archaeologists working alongside the Swedish Navy came across the wreck of a 17th-century warship in the Stockholm archipelago. Its identity remained a mystery until earlier this year when she was positively identified as the elusive 'Äpplet', sister ship to the ill-fated 'Vasa' that sank during her maiden voyage. Marine archaeologist Jim Hansson joins us to explain the significance of this wreck as an example of the cutting-edge engineering and experimentation that defined this period of naval history.
Produced by James Hickmann and edited by Dougal Patmore
"Kanonport på övre batteridäck, babords sida. Äpplet" by Jim Hansson, Vrak/SMTM is licensed under CC BY 4.0