Tune ship

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Tune ship
Tune ship at the Viking Ship Museum
Namesake: Tune, Norway
Launched: c.900
Status: Museum ship
General characteristics
Length: 22 m (72 ft) (estimate)
Beam: 4.35 m (14.3 ft)

The Tune ship (Tuneskipet) is a Viking era ship exhibited in the Viking Ship Museum in Bygdøy, Oslo.

The karve type ship was found at Haugen farm on Rolvsøy in Tune, Østfold, Norway. The ship was built around AD 900, and is made of clinkered oak planks. It was found in a boat burial mound (Norwegian:Båthaugen, from the Old Norse word haugr meaning mound or barrow). The site was excavated by archaeologist Oluf Rygh in 1867.

The ship is fragmentary, but may have been up to 22 metres (72 ft) long. It is 4.35 metres (14.3 ft) wide and would have had 11 or 12 pairs of oars. The length of the keel is approximately 14 metres (46 ft). It is of rugged construction with naturally grown ribs, thick crossbeams and a solid gunwale.

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Coordinates: 59°16′45″N 11°00′10″E / 59.2792°N 11.0028°E / 59.2792; 11.0028