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Video of replicate wooden ship burning

It looks like a replica of an East India company ship burned in the Netherlands the other day.

What I found most interesting was the way the vessel dismasted in this video:

YouTube - NOS journaal Brand verwoest replica VOC schip -Fire destroys replica VOC ship TV news report

Its amazing how quickly the mast fell. Is this due to it being a non-sailing replica? Or do you think the superstructure was so weakened by the fire the rig came down?

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Aren't the masts on old ship deck stepped ??, if so, once that rigging burnt threw on the main it just fell pulling the foremast with it
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I've never seen an old wooden ship, especially an East Indiaman, that wasn't keel-stepped.
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