Ship Name

Plank boat (1600 BC)

Origins/Provenance

Britain

Era

Ancient/Medieval (to 1350)

Year Launched

1600

Home Waters

Severn River, Britain

Function

Commercial

Primary Propulsion

Human energy

Hull

Oak

Historical Note

Earliest instance dates from 1600 BC, from Caldicot, on tributary of Severn River, Britain. Oak planks stitched with yew or willow. Likely propelled by poles or paddles. Described by Caesar (50 BC)

Record ID: 263