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Bremen cog

Summary
The Bremen cog is a well-preserved wreck of a cog dated to 1380, found in 1962 in Bremen. Today, it is displayed at the German Maritime Museum in Bremerhaven as one of the main features. Three nearly identical replicas of this cog have been built: Ubena von Bremen, Hansekogge, and Roland von Bremen. The discovery On 8 October 1962, wooden fragments of a ship were found in the Weser River during dredging operations. They turned out to be remnants of a cog that seems to have sunk during a storm flood after drifting away from a shipyard before completion. Until then, cogs had mostly been known from medieval documents and seals; there was only one earlier find in the Noordoostpolder. Based on the dendrochronological analysis of the oak timber from which the cog was built, the ship was dated to about 1380 AD. Salvage and reconstruction The large parts were measured, registered, and stored in water basins in a pier shed in Bremen to prevent the wood from drying and sh
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