Divers Couldn’t Believe What Survived This 340-Year-Old Shipwreck
As Kronan capsized under too much sail, her entire gunpowder magazine was also ignited. As a result, most of the bow was obliterated in the blast and the ship began sinking quickly.
Of course, a tragic event like that wasn’t without its casualties. Around 800 men lost their lives on this sinking ship, taking along with them more than 100 guns, various military equipment, personal items, and gold and silver coins.