Archaeological investigation of the Danish warship Lindormen, lost in 1644

On behalf of Femern A/S, an extensive marine archaeological investigation was carried out in 2012 on a wreck site in the Fehmarn Belt close to Puttgarden. The wooden shipwreck was identified as the Danish warship Lindormen, lost in 1644. During the investigation, the remains of the wreck were documented and two trenches were excavated in the ship’s interior, leading to numerous finds of ship’s equipment, arms, ordnance and personal belongings of the crew. The state of the wreck was thoroughly assessed and the wreck covered for long-term protection.
Udgivet 15/07-2020

J.nr 2704

Publshed June 2015 / web-site: July 2020

Date: 1644

On behalf of Femern A/S, an extensive marine archaeological investigation was carried out in 2012 on a wreck site in the Fehmarn Belt close to Puttgarden. The wooden shipwreck was identified as the Danish warship Lindormen, lost in 1644. During the investigation, the remains of the wreck were documented and two trenches were excavated in the ship’s interior, leading to numerous finds of ship’s equipment, arms, ordnance and personal belongings of the crew. The state of the wreck was thoroughly assessed and the wreck covered for long-term protection.


Oprettet af Frederik Hyttel (VIR), Bente Sven Majchczack M.A. (ALSH), Jørgen Dencker, cand. phil. (Viking Ship Museum), Dr. Martin Segschneider (ALSH)