GRIBSHUNDEN Shipwreck 2019

Project: Research

Project Details


Excavation of flagship of Danish King Hans (1495) and analysis of artifacts from the site. GRIBSHUNDEN was built as a Ship of Discovery, similar to Columbus' SANTA MARIA. It was the first generation of sailing ship capable of carrying a battery of heavy guns, and was designed to project military and political power across great distances.

Layman's description

Underwater archaeological excavation of the wreck of the royal Danish flagship from 1495.
Short titleGRIBSHUNDEN Shipwreck
Effective start/end date2019/06/272021/06/26

Collaborative partners

  • Lund University (lead)
  • Södertörn University (Project partner)
  • Blekinge museum (Project partner)


  • Crafoord Foundation

UKÄ subject classification

  • Archaeology