Doel 2: A second 14th-century cog wrecked in den Deurganck, Doel, Belgium

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Jeroen Vermeersch, Kristof Haneca, Aoife Daly

In 2002, the preserved bottom part of a wreck was excavated, identified as a cog, and named Doel 2. An interdisciplinary research programme (2010?2014), revealed that the ship was constructed after 1328 with wood from northern Poland. Complete 3D-registration of the timbers, and structural analysis showed it had a keelplank with a natural upward curve at the bow that served as a hook, and that most bottom planks were recaulked, among many other repairs. The ship ended up in ?den Deurganck?, a creek near the Scheldt river where it was partially disassembled before the surviving remains were inverted, probably as a result of a flood. This paper presents the detailed recording and archaeological interpretation of the ship remains, and the results of the dendrochronological analysis.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Nautical Archaeology
Volume44
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)327-348
Number of pages22
ISSN1057-2414
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2015
Externally publishedYes

    Research areas

  • 14th century, Cog, Dendrochronology, Flanders, Maritime archaeology, Provenance, Ship construction

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