Sunk september 1997
Salvaged 3 mai 1999
She sank on 500 meter deep water. Later she was localised with a ROV and was seen to stand upright in the mud with no visible damage. It was therefore decided to have her lifted up.
When she was lifted to the surface, she was tight. Lifted on land, we could see that the garboard from the mast and forward, had come out 3/8" and that caulking was loose here.
Colin Archer building specification says that each double frame shall have double grown floors. This was not the case on "Christianias" frames from the mast and 2 more frames forward. This was probably due to that one half of the frame was oak (the other half was pine) and that the boatbuilder did not have grown oak knee big enough. There were no strap over this but in the frame and the bolts originally holding the double frame together, had rusted away many years ago. When the boat was struck by the wave, the frame was straightened and the oak half moved out like opening scissors.
Jeppe Jul Nielsen
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