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Stockholm in Stockholm County, Södermanland Province, Sweden — Northern Europe (Scandinavia)
 

The Zetterström Fountain

Vasa Museum

 
 
The Zetterström Fountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Grace C. Miller, June 1, 2012
1. The Zetterström Fountain Marker
Inscription.
Text in Swedish:
Zetterström-Fontänen
Mustycke som användes för att spola tunnlar
under Vasa vid bargningen 1961.

Konstructör: Dykarpionjären Arne Zetterstöm (1917-1945)
Donatorer: Flygt AB och Marinen


Text in English:
The Zetterström Fountain
Nozzle used for making tunnels under the warship Vasa
when it was salvaged in 1961.

Constructor: The Swedish diving pioneer Arne Zetterström (1917-1945)
Fountain sponsors: Flygr AB and the Swedish Navy

 
Erected 1990 by Vasa Museum.
 
Location. 59° 19.708′ N, 18° 5.507′ E. Marker is in Stockholm, Södermanland Province, in Stockholm County. Marker can be reached from Galärvarvsvägen just west of Djurgårdsvågen. Touch for map. - on the fence surrounding the fountain outside the main entrance to the Vasa Museum on Djurgården Island. Marker is at or near this postal address: Galärvarvsvägen 14, Stockholm, Södermanland Province 115 21, Sweden.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dytankhuset / The escape training tank house (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); Villa Lusthusporten
The Zetterström Fountain outside the Vasa Museum image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, June 1, 2012
2. The Zetterström Fountain outside the Vasa Museum
(approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Carl von Linné (Linnaeus) (approx. 1.1 kilometers away); Kung Karl XII / King Karl XII (approx. 1.1 kilometers away); Södra Bankohuset / Southern Bank Building (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); Norrbro (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); "Lejonet" / "The Lion" (approx. 1.3 kilometers away); Kungliga Operan / Royal Opera House (approx. 1.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stockholm.
 
Also see . . .
1. The House of Vasa. (Submitted on June 27, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Arne Zetterström (1917 – 7 August 1945). (Submitted on June 27, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
3. Anders Franzen (1918-1993). ...discovered the wreck of the 1628 Swedish galleon Vasa, at Stockholm Harbor in 1956... From 1959 to 1961, he conducted her salvage [employing the Zetterström Nozzle in raising her hull from the depths] "the most complete ship of the era." (Submitted on June 27, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 

4. The Swedish Ship Vasa's Revival. (Submitted on June 28, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Close-up of the "Zetterström Nozzle" image. Click for full size.
Wikipedia
3. Close-up of the "Zetterström Nozzle"
Vasa lay at a depth of 32 meters. The navy’s heavy divers were able to cut six tunnels through the clay under the ship with special water jets [i.e. the Zetterström Nozzles]. Steel cables were drawn through the tunnels and taken to two lifting pontoons on the surface, which would pull the ship free of the harbour bottom’s grip. In August 1959, it was time for the first lift. . . .

 
Additional keywords. Wasa; Thirty Years War; Vasamuseet; Royal Djurgården Park; King Gustav II Adolf [Gustavus Adolphus]
 
Categories. DisastersNotable EventsNotable PersonsWaterways & Vessels
 
HSMS <i>Vasa</i> restored - on display in the Vasa Museum, Stockholm image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, June 1, 2012
4. HSMS Vasa restored - on display in the Vasa Museum, Stockholm
Tourists examine a 17th Century diving bell on display in the museum image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, June 1, 2012
5. Tourists examine a 17th Century diving bell on display in the museum
- successfully used to recover the sunken vessel's heavy guns and other artifacts in the 1600s.
Close-up view of the ship's elaborate and amazingly well preserved stern carvings image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, June 1, 2012
6. Close-up view of the ship's elaborate and amazingly well preserved stern carvings
Replicated painting of the stern carvings as they originally appeared - in vivid color image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, June 1, 2012
7. Replicated painting of the stern carvings as they originally appeared - in vivid color
Model of HSMS Vasa under sail image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, June 1, 2012
8. Model of HSMS Vasa under sail
Visitors inspecting <i>Vasa</i> image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, June 1, 2012
9. Visitors inspecting Vasa
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 20, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 27, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 4,249 times since then and 147 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on June 27, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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