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#164-17; The wet part of the ship was covered by cobber. Some of it is still very intact.
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#164-03; Canon located a few meters from the wreck.
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#164-06; SThe rudder is laying by the mainconstruction of the ship.

H.M.S Crescent

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Updated 29th. of Oct. 2002


Frigate, H.M.S. Crescent, stranded at the Northjutland coast of Lønstrup, on the 6th. of December, 1808. The crew was terrible wrong, because they thought they saw the coast of Norway.
The ship was on it's way from England, with supplies for the english fleet at the Baltic Sea.
England was almost controlling every sea in the world at that time, except from the waters around Denmark. Therefore it is remarkable, that the danish people took good care of the survivers from H.M.S. Crescent and nobody sended the crew evil eyes when they were transported to Aalborg on the following day, after the wreckage.
226 men lost their life and 125 was rescued, after a tough battle against the waves of the North Sea.
You can read more about this wreck in my article, published at The Scandinavian Underwater magazine "DYK" December, 2000.



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#164-24; Rudder with cobberfitting
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#164-07; Inside the wreck. Was the small stones a part of the ballast?
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#164-08; View at the H.M.S. Crescent mainconstruction.
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#164-10; Anothe view at the H.M.S. Crescent mainconstruction.
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#164-15; Keel-construction seen from the inside of the wreck.
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#164-20; Not a dragon or seamonster, but just a piece of wood from the wreck, shaped by time and sea.
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#164-21; This jar-looking object is located a few meters from the wreck.
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#164-28; Anchor from H.M.S. Crescent at the Mårup Church.
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#164-26; Stone, raised to remind us about the wreckage of H.M.S Crescent.
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#164-19; Model of H.M.S. Crescent (Bangsbo Museum).