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Viking Age Shipbuilding last edited by Rick Fehrenbacher 5 years, 4 months ago Drawings of a Viking ship

Viking Age Shipbuilding last edited by Rick Fehrenbacher 5 years, 4 months ago Drawings of a Viking ship .

The Viking ship was perhaps the greatest technical and artistic achievement of the European dark ages. These fast ships had the strength to survive ocean crossings while having a draft of as little as 50cm (20 inches), allowing navigation in very shallow water. http://www.hurstwic.org/history/articles/manufacturing/text/norse_ships.htm

The Viking ship was perhaps the greatest technical and artistic achievement of the European dark ages. These fast ships had the strength to survive ocean crossings while having a draft of as little as inches), allowing navigation in very shallow water.

The Drakkar descrip. Date circa 1870. Source: Noveau Larousse. Ilustré (Larousse XIXs. 1866-1877) Author A. Brun. A detailed drawing of a Viking ship made in the 1870s.

The Drakkar descrip. Date circa Source: Noveau Larousse. A detailed drawing of a Viking ship made in the

You Can Buy an Actual Viking Ship at Denmark's Viking Ship Museum or you can just get this form Ikea

You Can Buy an Actual Viking Ship at Denmark's Viking Ship Museum

Ikea Viking Longship - a good backyard project (for those who are interested!

Viking ships were of very different size and construction. Here are shown cross-sections of a number of the best preserved vessels.

Viking ships were of very different size and construction. Here are shown cross-sections of a number of the best preserved vessels.

... Viking Boat Layout ....

Traditional layout of a Viking Ship; Each Ship layout pertains to a separate job that the ship is supposed to perform.

Ship construtcion.

Viking ship construction, The construction is quite beautiful, sublime even. But it seems to me it would have been trecherous to cross the Atlantic in such a flat ship! But I guess crossing the North Sea is plenty rough, so why not.

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