Vasa in numbers

Vasa in numbers

Length

  • Total length including bowsprit – 69 m (estimated)
  • Hull length including beakhead – 61 m
  • Hull length without beakhead – 47.5 m

Breadth

  • Maximum breadth – 11.7 m

Height

  • Height of main truck above the keel – 52.5 m (estimated)
  • Height of the stern – 19.3 m

Draught

  • 4.8 m

Displacement

  • 1210 tonnes

Sail area

  • 1275 square meters

Number of sails

  • 10 (of which six survive)

Armament

64 bronze cannon:

  • 24-pounder – 48
  • 3-pounder – 8
  • 1-pounder – 2

Stormstycken

  • 6 (of three different sizes)

Crew

  • Mariners – 145 men
  • Soldiers – 300 men (not on board when the ship sank)
  • Of the approximately 150 people thought to have been on board when the ship sank, about 30 died. The skeletons of at least 16 persons were found in and around the ship during the archaeological excavations.

Vasa