Guns protruding out of the upper gun deck ports of the starboard side of the Marss Ingemar Lundgren

Archaeologists Find Lost Swedish Man-of-war, and Sink the Hype

Mars may well have been one of the biggest warships in the world when it exploded off the Swedish island of Öland in 1564, sinking with all hands, but it seems some exaggeration was involved

In the year 1564, a spanking new Swedish warship named Mars was overcome in its very first naval engagement, albeit after two days of fighting, and was blown to bits. The enemy, the Hanseatic town of L beck...

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