|The Gokstad ship is 76' 5" (23.33 in.) long,
between the extreme points fore and aft. Greatest width is 17'
6" (6.25 m.). The height from the bottom of the keel to the
gunnel amidships is 6' 4 4/5" (1.05 m). The ship's side above
the waterline amidships is 3' 7 1/2" (1.10 m.), and it draws
33 1/2" (0.85 m.). The weight of the hull fully equipped is
estimated at 20.2 metric tons. Art exact copy of the ship had a
tonnage of 31.78 registered tons. The ship is built of oak
throughout arid consists of keel, stem and stern, ribs with
crossbeams and knees, and planking. In addition to this come the
special supports for the mast and all outer equipment., rudder,
mast and yard with sails and cordage, Moor-boards, oars, anchor,
gangway, baler etc.
Oddly enough, this rendering is
quite accurate in the portrayal of the Viking ships ability to
'beach' right up on the shore.
Plans are available for both full size
construction, (a half-size replica has also been successfully
built), and also for model size replicas. Ordering details are
located on the home page. For your convenience the Gokstad
reconstruction image at the upper left corner of every page on
this Web site is a hyperlink to the home page.
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