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PostPosted: April 12th, 2013, 8:17 pm 
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I posted some pics of this in Ian's workbench thread and there's seems to be a little interest in it, so thought I'd pop up a topic here.

The building of this lovely dragon ship started in March 2010. Last summer I was at Vibrandsøy (island in the region) and saw it up close and personal while they were working on it. Not long after it was launched and a naming ceremony took place, in June 2012.

It is about 35 meters long and 8 meters wide. It's of oak, and the sail is 300 square meters.
It's the worlds biggest viking ship built in modern times.

Right now, it's at a dock here on my island for bottom lubrication, painting and more. Later this year it will be going out on adventures around Scandinavia, then international waters in 2014.

I really do admire the work gone into this, and as I love wooden boats I find it extra exciting.

It will attend the Viking Festival here this summer, I might have to go and see it again.

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At last years boat festival
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PS: I did not take these photos.

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Very cool.

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That is a seriously cool project. Although I think I'd prefer that pleasure cruiser in the background.

A quick query - what is bottom lubrication?

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Ian wrote:
A quick query - what is bottom lubrication?


That brown/black stuff (whatever its called in english) you smear at the bottom/underside before putting it on sea. Protection against seaweed etc.
Bunnsmøring = bottom lubrication (directly translated from mind). I realise now it could mean something else... :-D :roll:

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Feel free to post any more pictures you find.

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Some more pics, some from test sailing (taming the dragon).

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I also hope this ship will come to this years boat festival. This time I will bring the camera. :)

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Oh yeah. This is quite nice. Right click save.

Post more when you can please.

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Ochre yellow color was added this year.
These are traditional colors.

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This will become the gallery for the crew. Will be placed behind the mast.

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A sink and tap, storage underneath. Lots of food will be cooked here.

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really liking these pictures, Sissel. The colors and wood grain are great reference.

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That's a lovely galley. I wouldn't mind having that in my kitchen. It's so cool. But I wouldn't want to be the cook preparing all the food for the hungry crew, especially if they've had to do some rowing!

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Skudeneshavn is a small (very small!) city on the southern tip of this island, a place I spend lots of time, and I actually wanna move to this place.

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What a beautiful boat/ship? Fantastic craftmanship. Thanks for sharing. I love the galley kitchen!

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In the latest Seaways' Ships in Scale, July/August 2013, there is an 8-page article starting on page 84, about the Viking Ships of Norway.

The article focuses initially on three 9-10th Century Viking ships preserved in the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo. These were "burial ships" -- that is chieftains, etc, would be buried in a complete ship, provisions and all. These 3 were found and excavated from burial mounds in southern Norway in the late-19th and early-20th centuries. They are identified by the specific place found - Gokstad, Tune, and Oseberg. The rest of the article discusses Viking ships in general, history, construction, classification, usage, etc ....

The hull shape is fascinating and beautiful when seen out of water.

The museum website is: http://www.khm.uio.no/english/

To order a back issue of this particular magazine, visit: http://www.seaways.com

I hope Sissel will bring back more pictures - I think that's where she was off to sometime this summer ...

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Sorry for the lack of updates here.
I haven't watched the news on their site for quite a bit, so haven't followed them or what's going on. I'm sure lots have happened since my last visit.

I was suppose to attend the Viking Festival, and get a new up close and personal view of it. But other events kept me from going, so sad to say I missed it. :sad:

Am pretty sure there is a kit of Oseberg somewhere.
I've attended the museum in Oslo many times, but been some years since last time. I might go back next year if I take a summer break in Oslo. They are well kept and it's special seeing them so close. That museum is one of those must do things if you're ever in Oslo, next to the Maritime Museum, where you'll amongst lots of things will find find Fram (Roald Amundsens boat).

Here's the sites to follow Draken
http://den.vikingkings.com/
https://www.facebook.com/DrakenHaraldHarfagre
http://www.youtube.com/user/DragonFairhair

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I think Heller did the Oseburg ship.

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