"Legendary Swedish warship Mars" found in Baltic Sea

Andreas Olsson, head archaeologist at the Royal Swedish Maritime museum, believes that a team of divers has discovered the wreck of the Mars, the "legendary Swedish warship lost in a sea battle with the Danish-Lübeckian navy in 1564."

“The ship is lying port-side up and the site is virtually littered with cannons," said diver Richard Lundgren about the wreck found at a depth of 75 metres, near the northern promontory of the Baltic island of Öland off of Sweden's east coast.

“If this is the Mars it is a truly significant find. When it comes to maritime history it really can be seen as the ‘missing link’ in the chain of what we know of historic shipbuilding – somewhere between our Swedish Vasa and the English Mary Rose,” said Olsson.