Havmanden. Photo Henrik Andersson


A work by Hendrik Andersson is placed offisite here and is available online on the biennial app.

In the proximity of Risö marine archaeologists found the Danish West Indian frigate Havmanden that had been on its way to the Caribbean colony of St Thomas before experiencing mutiny on board and sinking outside Gothenburg in 1683. The ship was never dug up, publicly displayed or replicated.

At the same time marine archaeologists discovered in 1984, outside Gothenburg harbour, the East India trader Götheborg, shipwrecked outside the city in 1745 upon returning from a trip to China. The find led to a full-scale replica of the vessel being built and sailed to East Asia.