Tróia 1, a journey in time and sea. Shipbuilding and the shipwreck

Abstract: The 19th century is considered the epitome of shipbuilding techniques employed in Iberian dockyards. The increasing need to carry products over longer distances at higher speeds promoted the building of vessels and challenged the basic rules of buoyancy and maritime safety. In parallel with the need to produce more advanced vessels, shipyards also had to respond to new commercial interests that increasingly exploited existing maritime trade routes. The preliminary conclusions presented here describe multicultural and multifunctional ports where crews, passengers, dockers and sometimes shipowners interacted in such a small space. Based on this socio-economic, maritime and cultural context, this paper will focus especially on the shipwreck of Tróia 1 which sunk in the second half of the 19th century, near the city of Setubal, Portugal.
Adolfo Silveira Martins & Adolfo Martins
Actas del V Congreso Internacional de Arqueología Subacuática (IKUWA V) Cartagena, 15-18 de octubre de 2014

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