30.5 m. long viking ship being buildt

Ichon

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Mar 2013
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Need some more oar practice but the size is very interesting considering it was a medium-large ship not the largest.
 
Oct 2015
955
Norway
True. this was the first time this ship has been on the water, so the rowing will improve with time. The size was the standard on the South west coast for the Leidang, the mobilization navy in Norse times. The flag ships of kings and Jarls were much bigger.
 
Oct 2015
955
Norway
The Myklebust ship is now the main attraction of the Sagastad Viking Center in Nordfjordeid, Norway. The mast and sail are still unfinished, but the ship can easily be put on the water whenever needed. A viking village replica will be buildt as a part of Sagastad in the future.









 
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Jul 2010
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Well, just imagine seeing a ship like that sail up on the coastline, filled with vikings. I imagine the terror the english felt, when they became the victims of one of the first viking raid back in year 793.
 

MAGolding

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Aug 2015
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Chalfont, Pennsylvania
The Myklebust ship is now the main attraction of the Sagastad Viking Center in Nordfjordeid, Norway. The mast and sail are still unfinished, but the ship can easily be put on the water whenever needed. A viking village replica will be buildt as a part of Sagastad in the future.









The third picture from the bottom seems to show an orange glowing mass above the ship. It almost looks like fire above the wooden ship, which would be a bad idea. On closer inspection it is a distorted reflection of the sip in the reflective ceiling of the museum it is stored in. :)

Your idea of fun is interesting.