1. Planks
  2. Heavy wooden keel
  3. Prow
  4. Square sail
  5. Tall central mast
  6. Steering oar
  7. Oar
  8. Shields
  9. Seats
  10. Figurehead

This is a picture of a longship

Viking ships were very strong and flexiblein rough seas. They were designed to ride the waves, not cut through them.This meant they were not likely to fill with water and sink. They could also sail along narrow rivers and fjords.



The biggest, quickest ships were longships or ” dragons”, used for raiding and war.

Smaller, slower ships were built for short coastal voyages.

Cargo ships (or knorrs) had extra-wide hulls to carry bulky loads.


~ by vallepajares on December 30, 2009.

9 Responses to “Ships”

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