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Götheborg passes under Tower Bridge

The world’s largest, active, ocean-going, wooden sailing ship fired her canons next to Tower Bridge this morning. The original ship owes its origins to the Swedish East India Company, which traded between 1731 and 1813, and was at the time, Sweden’s most valuable company. The first Swedish Ship Götheborg was launched in 1738 and went through three adventurous voyages to China before its wrecking outside the Fortress of Älvsborg.In 1993, the Swedish East India Company was refounded, but this time with the mission to rebuild the Götheborg. Work started in 1995, and it was to take 20 years to complete the ship.
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