Wreck hunter claim to have found the wreck of the Hanneke Wrome, which sank with valuable cargo and some 200 passengers and crew on 20 November 1468.
Finland’s accomplished diver and wreck researcher Rauno Koivusaari, who discovered the famous treasure ship Vrouw Maria in 1999, has now also found the wreck of the Hanneke Wrome just south of the island of Jussarö in Finland. According to historic documents, the ship was carrying 10,000 gold coins, estimated to be worth around €50 million today.
The Hanneke Wrome was one of two ships on their way from Luebeck in Germany to Tallinn in Estonia, when it was hit by heavy storms that forced it to move closer to Finland's coast, where it sank with the loss of all 200 passengers and crew on board.
The wreck measures approximately 30 meters in length and consists of three relatively well-preserved sections of the frame made from oak planks.