Vasa, the King’s Ship – Bengt Ohrelius
Condition : Good.
First English Edition, Cassell, 1974, Hardback with removable protective plastic wrap – Naval History – 124 pp. Previous Library copy.
Fascinating account of Vasa, the ill-fated ship whose maiden voyage in 1628 lasted little more than two hours, and was followed by 330 years of silence at the bottom of the waters of Stockholm harbour–a strange fate for a man-of-war built to maintain Sweden’s power in the Baltic against the threatened attack by the Habsburg Empire.