Ship Name

Hasholme Boat (500 BC)

Type

Log boat

Origins/Provenance

Yorkshire, England

Era

Ancient/Medieval (to 1350)

Year Launched

300 B.C.

Home Waters

English Rivers

Function

Commercial

Length (feet)

40

Beam (feet)

5

Primary Propulsion

Human energy

Hull

single oak

Historical Note

Dated between 750 and 390 BC. Found in Yorkshire, England in 1984; used for river transport. Earliest known log boats date back to 7000 BC.

Related Images

external image hasholme_boat.jpg
Remains of a circa 500 BC log boat found in England in 1984.
Image ID: 2083

Related Events

7000 B.C. - Era of first known log boats,

Related Source

The Sea-Craft of Prehistory

Record ID: 260 I