HANNEKE WROMEN - FINNISH TREASURE SHIP
FINLAND LOCATION MAPS - Showing the position of the Hanneke Wromen treasure ship
An archaeological diving team in Finland said they have found the wreck of the Hanneke Wrome, which sank with valuable cargo and some 200 passengers and crew on November 20, 1468. Historic documents record the ship as carrying 10,000
gold coins, estimated to be worth around €50
The Hanneke Wromen, named after the ship’s captain, was one of two ships on its way from Luebeck in Germany to Tallinn in Estonia, when it was hit by heavy storms that forced it to move closer to coast of Finland. The Hanneke Wrome sank while the other ship managed to get to Tallinn. The accident killed all 200 passengers and crew on board and was considered one of the most serious disasters to occur in the Baltic Sea at the time.
The Hanneke Wromen on the seabed
The ship is known to have been carrying 200 parcels of fabric, 1,200 barrels of honey, and 10,000 gold coins. Some of the cargo was successfully retrieved, while other items washed up on the beaches over many years. The coins, however, sunk with the ship and have never been retrieved.
"There is a keel, mast and anchor, which is sticking out of the bottom of the upright,” said Koivusaari. “The anchor is fragile… It is exactly the kind of
anchor used in the Hanseatic ships.”
DRAWING - A sketch of the Hanneke Wromen treasure ship
GOLD COINS - From 1468
Sukeltaja ja hylyntutkija Rauno Koivusaari sanoo löytäneensä Suomen rannikolta aarrelaivan hylyn. Kyseessä on hansaholkki Hanneke Wrome, jonka Koivusaari uskoo ajaneen karille Jussarön edustalla marraskuussa 1468.
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