Ship Name

Oseberg Ship (820 AD)

Type

Viking open boat

Origins/Provenance

Norway

Era

Ancient/Medieval (to 1350)

Year Launched

820

Home Waters

Coastal North Atlantic

Function

Commercial

Displacement (tons)

11

Length (feet)

71

Beam (feet)

17

Draft (feet)

5

Primary Propulsion

Human energy

Propulsion Specifications

Single mast as auxiliary

Hull

Wooden (clinker-built)

Crew

40

Historical Note

On display in Oslo, Norway. Possibly used as funeral boat for royalty. A more ornamental version of Gokstad boat. Clinker-constructed; quite beamy.

Related Images

external image boat0_oseberg_ship_0000.jpg
Image ID: 757

Related Vessels

Gokstad Ship (890 AD),

Related Source

Ships of the World: An Historical Encyclopedia (1997)
Seafarers, Merchants and Pirates in the Middle Ages (2006)

Record ID: 46