Havhingsten fra Glendalough

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Havhingsten fra Glendalough in Roskilde Harbour, 2005
Havhingsten fra Glendalough in Roskilde Harbour, 2005
History
Denmark
Name: Havhingsten fra Glendalough
Owner: Viking Ship Museum
Launched: 2004
Homeport: Roskilde
Identification:
Status: On display
General characteristics
Type: Longship
Length: 100 ft (30 m)[1]
Propulsion: Oars & sail[1]
Sail plan: 144 sq yd (120 m2) square sail[1]
Crew: 65[1]

Havhingsten fra Glendalough ("The Sea Stallion from Glendalough" or just "Sea Stallion") is a reconstruction of Skuldelev 2, one of the Skuldelev ships and the second-largest Viking longship ever to be found. The original vessel was built in the vicinity of Dublin around 1042, using oak from Glendalough in County Wicklow, Ireland, hence the ship's name. The reconstruction was built in Denmark at the shipyard of the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde between 2000 and 2004 and is used for historical research purposes.

The ship has been used during the production of historical fiction television series The Last Kingdom based on Bernard Cornwell's The Saxon Stories series of novels.[2]

Research trip to Dublin 2007[edit]

A return voyage to Dublin took place over the summer of 2007. The ship left Roskilde Harbour on 1 July and arrived in Dublin on 14 August. She was put on display in the Collins Barracks, the Decorative Arts and History building of the National Museum of Ireland, from 17 August 2007 until 29 May 2008. She was then moved to the Grand Canal Dock to be prepared for the journey back to Roskilde on 29 June 2008, and shortly afterwards the National Bank of Denmark issued a 20-kroner commemorative coin in celebration of the event.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Giant Viking longship sets sail". WalesOnline. 27 May 2007. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  2. ^ The Vikings are coming! The Last Kingdom, the BBC's epic new drama about the marauding invaders, could be the next Game Of Thrones. The Daily Mail. Retrieved 22/5-2018
  3. ^ "Sea Stallion". National Bank of Denmark. 15 September 2011. Archived from the original on 16 October 2013. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 

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