Anders Franzén

Anders Franzén (July 23, 1918 - December 8, 1993) was a Swedish marine technician and an amateur archaeologist.After conducting research he located the 1628 wreck of the Swedish galleon "Vasa" in 1956 and participated in her salvage 1959-1961. He also participated in the salvage and exploration of the wrecks after "Kronan", "Riksäpplet", "Resande Man", and "Lybska Svan".

He was a founding member of the Sea Research Society and served on its Board of Advisors. In 1972 Franzén was awarded the Society's research/professional degree of Doctor of Marine Histories (MHD).

He is buried in Galärvarvskyrkogården in Stockholm.

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