The Viking ship in the burial mound of Gokstad, Norway
In 1880 a Viking ship from the 9th century was found and excavated in a burial mound at Gokstad in Sandar, Norway, together with three smaller boats.
This is a model of the smallest of the three boats that were found in the burial mound.
The Gokstad ship's boat model, photos, description and dimensions
Plans of this boat were drawn by Arne Emil Christensen
in 1966, based on wreck/fragments, found in the Gokstadship
The building of the model was based on the following sources:
- Plans at a scale of 1 : 20 from “Universitetets Oldsaksamling Oslo”, drawn by Knut A. Hansen, April 1955.
- The plans by Arne E. Christensen.
- “Das Gokstadschiff und seine Boote” by Werner Dammann, Arbeitskreis historischer Schiffbau e.V., Brilon 1996, ISBN 3-931874-00-1
This model was built by Jan van den Heuvel in 1985 with great care of details. It was built in all of the timberwork like a real ship. The model is a true masterpiece.
The model is 1 : 10 scale. Length over all is 65 cm, width is 14 cm, height is 20 cm (model stand included). There are several views of the entire ship model taken from all directions, and several closer views of the hull. Click images to enlarge!
This model has already been sold. The pictures and the data are shown in the gallery of the ship models sold only to let enthusiasts and model makers enjoy the photos and maybe get ideas or some guidance, if someone builds such a model by himself.