History on the 12th of September, 275 years ago

This Saturday, the 12th of September it will be 275 years ago the original East Indiaman Götheborg ran aground on the underwater rocks of Knippla Hunnebådan (close to the port of Gothenburg) and sank.

History on the 12th of September, 275 years ago

Back then, most of the ship's cargo was salvaged and also the cannons and rigg were taken out of the water.

More than 200 years later, in December 1984, the Swedish Maritime Archaeology Society in Gothenburg carried out the first dives to the wreck. This led to the idea to reconstruct the ship.

Author Anita Steiner participated in the excavation of the East Indiaman Götheborg, through documentation of the findings and the people that worked on the project.

We are very proud to announce that Anita Steiner will be at the ship this Saturday! She will give two lectures (in Swedish) about both the excavation and about the the creation of the popular books "Jacob sails to China" and "Tånge Sjötroll".

The Swedish Ship Götheborg is heading to Stockholm on her way to Asia

06 April 2021

Yes! The Swedish Ship Götheborg is getting ready for the expedition to Asia in 2022. We are pleased to announce a leg to Stockholm in August 2021. The stop-over in the capital city will be a showcase of future possibilities for Swedish companies that are looking for new business opportunities in East Asia.

Greencarrier takes over the ownership for The Swedish Ship Götheborg

15 February 2021

Greencarrier ensures that The Swedish Ship Götheborg sails on Greencarrier AB has acquired all shares in Svenska Ostindiska Companiet AB - SOIC AB - from foundation Ostindiefararen Götheborg. Greencarrier AB thereby also takes over the ownership and responsibility for “The Swedish Ship Götheborg”.