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Viking Ship Models

 

We specialize in Museum quality scale Viking ship scale models built from the Gokstad and other Viking ship plans. We can build to suit a variety of size and budget requirements, depending on the model. Understand the these models are built with an exceptionally level of detail required to keep the models authentic..

Captain Magnus Andersen's replica of the Gokstad ship Viking in New York Harbor in 1893.

CONTENTS

Viking Ship HOME

Ship Construction Methods Pg. 1

Ship Construction Methods Pg. 2

Ship Construction Methods Pg. 3

Ship Construction Methods Pg. 4

Section Plan View

Profile View

Viking Ship Under Construction

View from Amidships

Gokstad in Museum

Steering Oar

Viking Landing

Merisol

Nautical Research Guild

 

GAIA 

 

 


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9th Century Viking Ship Gokstad

Interior View of 9th Century Viking Ship 'Gokstad'

The following text, along with the text contained in the section 'Viking Ship Construction Methods'  are excerpted from a detailed analysis of the Gokstad Viking ship:

The following account is the result of a new examination of the shi
p (1943-44)

 Assistance to the analysis of the gokstad was contributed by  'Mr. Fr. Johannessen' in 1943 through 1944.

'At the first glance it is evident that the Gokstad ship is a handsome vessel, well built and adapted to its purpose, a work of long experience and fine craftsmanship. But in order really to judge and appreciate it, it is necessary to study the details of its structure, because it is the details that show how thoroughly everything has been tested and thought out. Shipbuilding in the Viking Era was the final stage of a long development, the result of seamanship and technical skin which had gradually achieved that classic standard of which the Gokstad ship is an example. Only a close examination can show us how each part of the ship has its definite function, and how well every detail has been designed to serve its purpose.'

Mr. Johannessen was as eloquent as he was studious in his analysis and in his descriptions of the methods the Vikings used over the centuries in their development of their craft..