Viking ship replica

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The Viking at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, 1893

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.[1]

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.

Europe[edit]

Denmark[edit]

Estonia[edit]

France[edit]

Iceland[edit]

  • 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)[21]

Norway[edit]

Sweden[edit]

  • Ormen Friske ("Healthy Serpent") - Trosa, 1949 (23 metres (75 ft), 12-70 persons, Gokstad ship, lost 1950)[22]
  • Krampmacken - Gotland, 1980 (8 meters, replica of the Bulverket ship)
  • Vidfamne - Gothenburg, 1994 (16 metres, replica of the Äskekärr ship)

UK[edit]

Americas[edit]

Canada[edit]

  • Munin - Vancouver, British Columbia (40 ft, 7-15 persons)
  • Viking Saga - Newfoundland

United States of America[edit]

  • Skelmir - San Antonio, Texas (22 ft, 8 persons)[24]
  • Viking - Built in the Rødsverven shipyard in Sandefjord, Norway. Currently located and undergoing conservation in Geneva, Illinois.[25]
  • Leif Erikson (42 ft, 4 persons) - sailed across the Atlantic from Bergen, Norway in 1926, in Leif Erikson Park, Duluth, Minnesota.[26]
  • 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[27] - Maryland (40 ft, 18 persons)
  • Gyrfalcon[28] - 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.[29]
  • Yrsa[30] - Missouri (27 ft 8 persons)
  • Wulfwaig - Oklahoma City (21 ft, 5 persons)
  • Hjemkomst[31] - 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[32] - Kalmar Nyckel Shipyard, Wilmington, DE. (LOA: 40'; LWL: 26'; Beam: 9')
  • Íslendingur a replica housed at the Viking World Museum in Iceland

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ a b 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. 
  4. ^ Parvis Navi; Dick Sandberg (2012). Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical Wood Processing. CRC Press. pp. 28–. ISBN 978-1-4398-6042-7. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Imme Struer". Retrieved 2013-07-02. 
  6. ^ Boy Scouts of America, Inc. (September 1971). Boys' Life. Boy Scouts of America, Inc. pp. 34–. ISSN 0006-8608. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  7. ^ a b 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. 
  8. ^ "Om Imme Grams forlis" [About the loss of Imme Gram] (in Danish). Retrieved 2013-07-02. 
  9. ^ "25.000 fra Jyllands-Posten Fond!" [25.000 (kroner) from Jyllands-Posten Foundation!] (in Danish). Retrieved 2013-07-02. 
  10. ^ 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. 
  11. ^ "Nidhug". www.erantis.dk. Retrieved 2013-07-02. 
  12. ^ a b c d 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. 
  13. ^ Gertraudt Jepsen (2008). Bitten Clausen. Gyldendal A/S. pp. 194–. ISBN 978-87-02-06513-8. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  14. ^ "Sif Ege" (in Danish). Retrieved 2013-07-02. 
  15. ^ Viking ship Turm", at lodi.ee Archived June 16, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  16. ^ Viikinglaev Aimar, at kasmu.ee Archived June 18, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  17. ^ Käsmu / viikingilaev at viikingilaev.blogspot.com
  18. ^ Thule and Neyve, at nordestnova.org
  19. ^ Kiruvere viking ship, at eesti-viikingid.ee
  20. ^ Austrvegr Seltsi viikinglaev, at agelaev.blogspot.com
  21. ^ Vésteinn, at eesti-viikingid.ee
  22. ^ 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. 
  23. ^ Ratatosk, kept by the Vikings of Middle England Re-enactment Society, at vikingsofmiddleengland.co.uk
  24. ^ "The Ansteorran Longship Project". Archived from the original on February 7, 2012. Retrieved 2013-07-02. 
  25. ^ About the Viking (Friends of the Viking ship), at vikingship.us Accessed 24 May 2017
  26. ^ Leif Erikson Viking Ship Restoration Project
  27. ^ Sae Hrafn, at longshipco.org
  28. ^ Gyrfalcon, at longshipco.org
  29. ^ Adventures of the Skogar Þrostur - at vinlandlongship.livejournal.com Accessed 24 May 2017
  30. ^ Yrsa, at vikingsamonline.com
  31. ^ Hjemkomst, archived ref
  32. ^ Norseman, at vikingship.org

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