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Inner planking

Inside the hull

 In trench 1 parts of the inner-planking of the bilges and gun deck have been revealed, all in solid oak. The photo shows, from top to bottom, the waterboard on top of the horizontal lodging knee, and then the inner planking. Much of the ship seems to have derived its longitudinal strength from the lodging knees that are fastened with iron-nails to the frames and to the deck beam.

This trench seems to have struck the fire-wood stores of the ship - a log of birch can be seen on the photo. Other artefacts include musketshot, a barrel, and a lathe-turned elevation wedge.

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