The Wreck Excavated from the Wando-Island

완도해저발굴선의 선형 구조

  • Published : 1992.12.15


The Wando ship was discovered in 1984 in South Western Korea. The cargo of 30,000 celadons originated from the nearby kiln are thought to date from around the second half of the 11th century. The construction and timber species of the vessel indicate that it was built in Korea. The construcition is distinctive and unusual. There is no keel, rather five hevylongitudinal timbers which are pinned together with mortise and ten on joints. The side planking is attached to the bottom with chine planks. There are 5 strakes of the sides of the ship arranged in a rabbetted construction. All these features are associated with traditional ship construction method of old Korean ship.