Restoration of 160-year-old shipwreck started


The recovery of a 160-year-old shipwreck, the largest and best-preserved wooden shipwreck in the country to date, began Tuesday in China. With the help of a special ship, the wooden sailing ship from the Qing dynasty is hoisted.

The 160-year-old wreck, catalog dubbed “Yangtze No. 2,” was discovered in the northeast of Hengsha Island at the mouth of the Yangtze River. It is the first time in 15 years that China has completely salvaged a historic ship.

The wooden sailboat, which lies at a depth of about 5.5 meters, was built under Emperor Tongzhi (1862 to 1875) during the Qing dynasty. The merchant ship is about 38 meters long, almost eight meters wide and had 31 cabins.

Lifting with a special ship
According to the state news agency Xinhua, for the first time in the world, a special ship (pictured below) with state-of-the-art lifting equipment is being used to salvage the wreck.

The Qing Dynasty (also known as the Manchu Dynasty, note) was founded by the Manchu under chief Nurhaci in 1616 and ruled the Chinese Empire from 1644. It replaced the Ming Dynasty and ended after the Xinhai Revolution of 1911 with the proclamation of the Republic of China on January 1, 1912.

Source: Krone


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