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The Skuldelev ships is a term used for 5 Viking ships recovered from Peberrenden by Skuldelev, c. 20 km north of Roskildemarker in Denmarkmarker. The remains of the ships were excavated over 4 months in 1962. The recovered pieces, which constitute 5 types of ships and have been dated to the 11th century, provide a good source for the shipbuilding traditions of the late Viking period. The ships are today exhibited at the Viking Ship Museum in Roskildemarker.

Skuldelev 1

Skuldelev 1 is a sturdy sea-going cargo-vessel possibly of the knarr type. It is 16 m long and 4.8 m wide and would have had a crew of 6-8. The ship, which is built from pine and oak, was constructed in western Sweden, and has seen repairs in eastern Denmark.

Skuldelev 2

Skuldelev 2
Skuldelev 2 is an oak-built, sea-going warship, a longship, possibly of the skeid type. It is approximately 30 m long and 3.8 m wide, and would have had a crew of 70-80. Dendrochronology showed that the ship was built in the Dublinmarker area around 1042. The shape of the ship would have allowed for great speed, up to with a rowing crew of 60 and higher under sail. It is one of the longest Viking-ship ever found.

A reconstruction of this ship: The Sea Stallion from Glendalough (in Danish: Havhingsten) has been built by the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde and sailed to Dublin during the summer of 2007 (arriving on 14 August). The ship was on exhibit in Dublin until the summer of 2008 at which time it was sailed back to Roskilde (arrived on August 9th).

Skuldelev 3

Skuldelev 3
The Skuldelev 3 is a 14 m long and 3.3 m wide cargo ship, possibly of the byrding type. It is made from oak, and was constructed somewhere in Denmark. It would have been well-suited to shorter journeys in Danish waters and the Baltic Seamarker, it would have held a crew of 5-6 and could reach a top-speed of under sail.

Skuldelev 5

Skuldelev 5
Skuldelev 5 is a small warship of the snekke type. It is 17.3 m long and 2.5 m wide and would have had a crew of about 30. It is made from oak, pine and ash, and was built in the Roskilde area. The ship was purpose-built for sailing in Danish waters and the Baltic Sea, and the top speed was calculated to have been about .

However, the first-ever replica of this ship (Sebbe Als of Augustenborg, Denmark) showed these calculations to be wrong. 'Sebbe' is able to reach a speed of on oars alone, and under sail she does .

Skuldelev 6

Skuldelev 6
Skuldelev 6 is a 11.2 m long and 2.5 m wide cargo and fishing-vessel of the ferja type. It was built in Sognefjordenmarker in western Norwaymarker, mainly from pine. It would have had a crew of 12-14.

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