The IJsselcog project: from excavation to 3D reconstruction

W.B. Waldus, J.F. Verweij, H.M. van der Velde, A.F.L. van Holk, S.E. Vos

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© 2019 The Authors. International Journal of Nautical Archaeology © 2019 The Nautical Archaeology Society.The 15th-century IJsselcog was lifted in 2016 from the river IJssel near Kampen (the Netherlands). From stern to bow and from starboard to portside about 70% of the original wooden hull is preserved. The combined approach of analogue documentation and photogrammetry enabled the research team to reconstruct the original ship in 2D and 3D, followed by a comprehensive study of its nautical characteristics. The hull volume and height were maximized by the shipbuilders using previously unknown construction elements in cogs, such as wales and vertical riders; shipbuilding traits that are generally applied to 16th- and 17th-century carvel-built cargo ships.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)466-494
JournalInternational Journal of Nautical Archaeology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes


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