The Sea Stallion from Glendalough




Rekonstruktion af Skuldelev 2

Materiale: Eg
Længde: 30 meter
Bredde: 3,8 meter
Dybgang: 1 meter
Besætning: Op til 80 mand
Byggeperiode: 2000 – 2004
Ballast: 8 ton sten + besætning (ca. 5 ton)
Skibets vægt: inklusiv ballast ca. 25 ton
Sejl: 118 kvm, sejl lavet af hør

12 thoughts on “The Sea Stallion from Glendalough

  1. Dear, Hanna, funny I should see a Viking boat from you just now. I’m currently in Normandie on a short holiday, an area that still bears the name of the Norsemen. 🙂 Love, Peggy

    • That’s great timing, Peggy 🙂 Promise me to be diligent with camera and pen. Happy holiday ❤
      Love, Hanna

  2. Imponerende, måske allermest at der var plads til 80 mand m/k
    – jeg har relativ store overarme, gad godt være med til at ro… 😎

    • 😀 Du er cool 🙂 Drake
      Jeg gad godt være med, når det sejler for fuld speed og bølgerne slår ind over. Det må være en heftig oplevelse, bare ikke for lang tid ad gangen 🙂

  3. Hej Hanna. Excellent pictures. I particularly like the first one. You really are going to have to sail away on the Sea Stallion before too long.
    The remains of the Roskilde longship are on display at the moment at the British Museum in London. We are thinking of going down to see it. Is that the same ship that the Sea Stallion is based on?
    All the best, Alen

    • Hi Alen 🙂 Thought I could find you here teasing me about that viking ship of mine 🙂 🙂
      The longship at the British Museum is a found from 1997. Here comes an explanation for the 36 meter long ship, Roskilde 6
      All the best, and thank you for the introduction to all the battles around 1066.

      • Tak Hanna. I see the Sea Stallion is based on Skuldelev 2. I remember you telling me it was built with timber from Glendalough, which is a very beautiful place. You have given me the idea for a blog post (and not for the first time).

      • You’re more than welcome, Alen. I have written that the timber came from Glendalough, you can read from the source here.
        The two of us wander through countrysides, through forests, over mountains and along the sea.
        Right now I walk through history inspired by you and it is just before the dizziness occurs 🙂
        It’s so exciting that I very very much against my nature will have to define the issues 😀
        All the best,

  4. Whenever we have guests from overseas we always take them to the Viking Museum, as, the quality of the exhibits speaks for itself. Equally I have learnt something new with each visit, and am increasingly in awe of the skills of the viking boat builders and those who navigated them to distant lands.

    • The Viking Ship Museum does a unique work. I find that Tinna Damgaard-Sørensen is a very visionary director.
      The challenges are great when money is tight. It requires skill, enthusiasm, ingenuity and unity. From the outside, it is what I experience.
      I can highly recommend McEff’s story: Stamford Bridge; a long walk to the last battle. Because it is a great story and the story sets the stage for the next thing to happen; The battle of Hastings:
      This is said about Skuldelev 2:

      “She would have been part of the mercenary fleet belonging to the King of Dublin. The boat was seldom used in Irish warfare but was loaned out to English Kings. In fact, King Harold II at the Battle of Hastings hired the fleet. It was in this war that his children fled to Dublin after losing the disastrous battle of Hastings and we think that one of his children, a princess, was taken back in the 1060s from Dublin on that ship.”

      All the best,

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