But the ship’s oak construction suggests it could be between 150 and 200-years-old.
Copper nails found along the ship’s hull could also shed some light on its identity, according to a spokesperson for the Latvian National Cultural Heritage Board.
Copper-plating practices were adopted by the British in the 1870s and 1880s, which suggests the shipwreck dates to the 19th century.
Another clue is found in the nearby Daugavgriva lighthouse, which was built in the mid-19th century.
The spokesperson said: “It has likely sailed not only through the Baltic and North Seas but also on further voyages to the tropics.