Viking ship replica
Viking ship replicas are one of the more common types of ship replica. Viking, the very first Viking ship replica, was built by the Rødsverven shipyard in Sandefjord, Norway. In 1893 it sailed across the Atlantic Ocean to Chicago in the United States for the World's Columbian Exposition. Formerly located in Lincoln Park, Chicago, Illinois, the Viking is currently undergoing conservation in Geneva, Illinois, United States.
There are a considerable number of modern reconstructions of Viking Age ships in service around Northern Europe and North America. The Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde, Denmark, has been particularly prolific in building accurate reconstructions of archaeological finds in its collection.
- Freja Byrding - Hejlsminde, Denmark (14 metres (46 ft), 5-8 persons, Skuldelev ships 3)
- Havhingsten fra Glendalough ("Sea Stallion from Glendalough") - Roskilde, Denmark, 2004 (30 metres (98 ft), 60-100 persons, Skuldelev ships 2)
- Heidrun - Skælskør
- Helge Ask - Roskilde, 1991 (17 metres (56 ft), 30 persons, Skuldelev ships 5)
- Imme Aros - Århus, 1969 (13.5 metres (44 ft), 30 persons, Ellingå ship of AD 1163, renamed Imme Struer 2003)
- Imme Gram - Tønder, 1963 (20 metres (66 ft), 32 persons, Ladby ship, lost 2009)
- Imme Sejr - Tønder, 2013 (21.5 metres (71 ft), 38 persons, Ladby ship)
- Kraka - Roskilde, 1971 (40 ft, 7-15 persons)
- Kraka Fyr - Roskilde, 1987 (12.2 metres (40 ft), 5-15 persons, Skuldelev ships 6)
- Lindheim Sunds - Ollerup, 1977 (17 metres (56 ft), 30 persons, Skuldelev ships 5)
- Nidhug - Lundby Strand, 1998 (16 metres (52 ft), 3-28 persons)
- Ottar - Roskilde, 2000 (15.84 metres (52.0 ft), 6-8 persons, Skuldelev ships 1)
- Randaros - Randers (39 ft)
- Roar Ege - Roskilde, 1985 (14 metres (46 ft), 5-8 persons, Skuldelev ships 3)
- Røskva - Skælskør
- Saga Siglar - Roskilde, 1983 (15.84 metres (52.0 ft), 6-8 persons, Skuldelev ships 1, sank off the Catalonian coast in 1992)
- Sebbe Als - Augustenborg, Denmark, 1969 (17 metres (56 ft), 30 persons, Skuldelev ships 5)
- Sif Ege - Frederikssund, 1990 (14 metres (46 ft), 5-8 persons Skuldelev ships 3)
- Turm - Tartu, Estonia, LOA=12 m, B=2.5 m, replica of Lapuri ship, built 2008-2009
- Aimar - Käsmu, Estonia, built 2009-2010, 1/2 size replica of Gokstad ship, LOA 10m, Beam 2m, 8 oars
- Thule and Neyve - Nõva, Läänemaa, Estonia, built 2010-2011, 1/4 replica of Gokstad ship, LOA 6,7m Beam 1,7m and 4 oars
- Äge - Kiruvere, Estonia, LOA=11.6m, B=2,8m, 12 oars, built 2011-2012, replica of Foteviken 1(Fotevikens Museum)
- Íslendingur - Iceland (22.5 m, 9 persons)
- Vésteinn - Iceland (LOA 12m, Beam 2,7m, 14 oars, 1/2 Gokstad ship replica built 2008 in Thingeyri, Westfjords)
- Draken Harald Hårfagre ("Dragon Harald Fairhair") - Haugesund, 2012 (35 metres (115 ft), 100 persons)
- Dronningen - Bjørkedalen, 1987 (replica of Oseberg ship)
- Gaia - Sandefjord
- Ormen Friske ("Healthy Serpent") - Trosa, 1949 (23 metres (75 ft), 12-70 persons, Gokstad ship, lost 1950)
- Krampmacken - Gotland, 1980 (8 meters, replica of the Bulverket ship)
- Vidfamne - Gothenburg, 1994 (16 metres, replica of the Äskekärr ship)
- Hugin - located at Pegwell Bay in Ramsgate, Kent. Built Denmark 1949 as replica of Gokstad ship.
- Odin's Raven - 50 feet (15 m) 2/3 scale replica of the Gokstad ship, built in Norway, sailed across the North Sea and now kept in the museum at the House of Manannan in Peel, Isle of Man
- Ratatosk - Built in Norway now in the United Kingdom (20 ft, 6 persons, 1/4 Scale replica of the Gokstad ship)
- Munin - Vancouver, British Columbia (40 ft, 7-15 persons)
- Viking Saga - Newfoundland
United States of America
- Skelmir - San Antonio, Texas (22 ft, 8 persons)
- Viking - Built in the Rødsverven shipyard in Sandefjord, Norway. Currently located and undergoing conservation in Geneva, Illinois.
- Leif Erikson (42 ft, 4 persons) - sailed across the Atlantic from Bergen, Norway in 1926, in Leif Erikson Park, Duluth, Minnesota.
- Redwolf - San Antonio (40 ft, 17 persons - under construction)
- Fyrdraca - Missouri (32 ft, 18 persons - retired from service with the Longship Company 2003)
- Sae Hrafn - Maryland (40 ft, 18 persons)
- Gyrfalcon - Maryland (20 ft, 5 persons)
- Skogar Þrostur (formerly called the Blackbird) - Connecticut (22 ft, 3 persons). She was built in Ohio by the group 'Viking Age Vessels' and is now owned by Vinland Longships in Connecticut.
- Yrsa - Missouri (27 ft 8 persons)
- Wulfwaig - Oklahoma City (21 ft, 5 persons)
- Hjemkomst - Moorhead, Minnesota. Building began in 1974 and sailed from Duluth, MN to Bergen, Norway in 1982 with a crew of 12. Now housed at the Hjemkomst Center in Moorhead, Minnesota
- Norseman - Kalmar Nyckel Shipyard, Wilmington, DE. (LOA: 40'; LWL: 26'; Beam: 9')
- Íslendingur a replica housed at the Viking World Museum in Iceland
- Viking" - Gokstadkopien fra 1893 (Viking - the Gokstad viking ship replica from 1893) "Archived copy". Archived from the original on March 2, 2011. Retrieved February 23, 2011.
- Maik-Jens Springmann; Horst Wernicke (2008). Historical Boat and Ship Replicas: Conference-proceedings on the Scientific Perspectives and the Limits of Boat and Ship Replicas : Torgelow 2007. Steffen GmbH. p. 150. ISBN 978-3-940101-25-9. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
- Dieter Loibner (January 2002). The Folkboat Story: From Cult to Classic-The Renaissance of a Legend. Sheridan House, Inc. pp. 203–. ISBN 978-1-57409-122-9. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
- "Imme Struer". Retrieved 2013-07-02.
- Boy Scouts of America, Inc. (September 1971). Boys' Life. Boy Scouts of America, Inc. pp. 34–. ISSN 0006-8608. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
- Seán McGrail; National Maritime Museum (Great Britain) (1984). Aspects of maritime archaeology and ethnography: papers based on those presented to an international seminar held at the University of Bristol in March, 1982. Trustees of the National Maritime Museum. p. 104. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
- "Om Imme Grams forlis" [About the loss of Imme Gram] (in Danish). Retrieved 2013-07-02.
- "25.000 fra Jyllands-Posten Fond!" [25.000 (kroner) from Jyllands-Posten Foundation!] (in Danish). Retrieved 2013-07-02.
- Carlo Beltrame (2003). Boats, ships and shipyards: proceedings of the Ninth International Symposium on Boat and Ship Archaeology, Venice 2000. Oxbow. p. 258. ISBN 978-1-84217-093-9. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
- "Nidhug". www.erantis.dk. Retrieved 2013-07-02.
- Alexis Catsambis; Ben Ford; Donny L. Hamilton (8 September 2011). The Oxford Handbook of Maritime Archaeology. Oxford University Press. pp. 242–. ISBN 978-0-19-537517-6. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
- Gertraudt Jepsen (2008). Bitten Clausen. Gyldendal A/S. pp. 194–. ISBN 978-87-02-06513-8. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
- "Sif Ege" (in Danish). Retrieved 2013-07-02.
- Viking ship Turm", at lodi.ee Archived June 16, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
- Viikinglaev Aimar, at kasmu.ee Archived June 18, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
- Käsmu / viikingilaev at viikingilaev.blogspot.com
- Thule and Neyve, at nordestnova.org
- Kiruvere viking ship, at eesti-viikingid.ee
- Austrvegr Seltsi viikinglaev, at agelaev.blogspot.com
- Vésteinn, at eesti-viikingid.ee
- Martina Sprague (2007). Norse Warfare: The Unconventional Battle Strategies of the Ancient Vikings. Hippocrene Books. pp. 98–. ISBN 978-0-7818-1176-7. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
- Ratatosk, kept by the Vikings of Middle England Re-enactment Society, at vikingsofmiddleengland.co.uk
- "The Ansteorran Longship Project". Archived from the original on February 7, 2012. Retrieved 2013-07-02.
- About the Viking (Friends of the Viking ship), at vikingship.us Accessed 24 May 2017
- Leif Erikson Viking Ship Restoration Project
- Sae Hrafn, at longshipco.org
- Gyrfalcon, at longshipco.org
- Adventures of the Skogar Þrostur - at vinlandlongship.livejournal.com Accessed 24 May 2017
- Yrsa, at vikingsamonline.com
- Hjemkomst, archived ref
- Norseman, at vikingship.org
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- Sea Stallion, Roskilde, Denmark
- Viking Ship Museum Boat Collection, Roskilde, Denmark
- Sif Ege, Frederikssund, Denmark
- The Skelmir, San Antonio
- Dreknor Project
- Gaia, the Gokstad Ship copy
- Munin, a Gokstad replica in Vancouver, B.C.
- Yrsa, Viking Raider
- Sebbe Als, Augustenborg, Denmark - page mainly in Danish
- The Longship Company, owners of the Sea Hrafn (Sea Raven) and the Gryfalcon
- Robert Asp Replica - 'Hjemkomst' Moorhead, MN
- New Oseberg Ship Foundation
- Skogar Þrostur based in Connecticut.
- The Ansteorran Longship Project based in Texas.
- The Hjemkomst Viking Ship based in Minnesota.