Ship Name

Gokstad Ship ( 890 AD)

Type

Viking ship

Origins/Provenance

Norway

Era

Ancient/Medieval (to 1350)

Year Launched

890

Home Waters

North Atlantic

Function

Military

Displacement (tons)

20

Length (feet)

65

Beam (feet)

18

Draft (feet)

7

Primary Propulsion

Human energy

Propulsion Specifications

Auxiliary sail

Hull

Wooden (oak); clinker-built

Crew

40

Historical Note

A bigger, less ornamental version of the earlier Oseberg ship, also housed in Oslo. Single-piece stem and stern posts fixed to keel; clinker-built with iron nails; sub-frame of ribs inside of first-built outer frame of planking; mast inserted amidships into mast shoe. Relatively beamy (4:7:1 ratio)

Related Images

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Gokstad
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Related Vessels

Nydam Boat (350 AD)

Related Source

Seafarers, Merchants and Pirates in the Middle Ages (2006)

Record ID: 47