5 Viking clinker-built (lap-strake, shell construction with rivet and rove fastening) hulls excavated from blockage in channel near Skuldelev, DK. Fully excavated 1957-1962. Conserved, reconstructed, displayed as base collection for Roskilde Viking Ship Museum. Each vessel demonstrates a specific use and working life before being scuttled.
Skudelev1:ocean-going trader (knarr) 1030 AD L:15.84m B:4.8m D: 1m Pine, Oak, Linden(Lime), built in Western Norway. Skudelev2/4: (skeid) great longship 1042 AD L approx 30m B: 3.8 D: 1m oak. Built in Dublin, Ireland. Skuldelev3: coastal trader ca.1040AD L:14m B:3.3m D:0.9m Oak. Built in Denmark Skuldelev5: small longship (snekke). ca. 1030 AD. L: 17.3 m B: 2.5 m D: 0.6 oak, pine, ash, and alder. Built in Denmark Skuldelev6: fishing vessel ca.1030AD L: 11.2 B: 2.5 D:0.5m, pine birch oak. Built in Western Norway
Further Reading: Crumlin-Pedersen, Ole Olsen, Olaf Skuldelev Ships I: Topography, Archaeology, History, Conservation and Display. Ships and Boats of the North, Volume 4.1Viking Ship Museum. Roskilde, Denmark 2002.
Olsen, Olaf and Ole Crumlin-Pedersen . “The Skuldelev Ships: A report of the final underwater survey in 1959 and the salvaging operation in 1962” Acta Archaeologica vol. XXXVIII Copenhagen 1968.
Var. Authors. Shipshape: Essays for Ole Crumlin-Pedersen on the Occasion of his 60th anniversary February 24th 1995. Viking Ship Museum, Roskilde, Denmark. 1995.
Crumlin-Pedersen, Ole Comment on Museum Report: The Viking Ship Museum, Roskilde (IJNA 16: 348-352) IJNA Issue 3 Vol 17 pp270-271 1988.