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The Sea Stallion. (in Danish Søhingsten)
The Worlds largest reconstruction of a Viking ship was launched in 2004 and named by the Queen Margrethe 2nd of Denmark. In 2007 the ship is making the 1000 nautic miles voyage from Roskilde in Denmark to Dublin in Ireland. And in 2008 it went back to Roskilde again.
Unlike many other reconstructed Viking ships, the new longship is a true-born warship – one that was build to transport large numbers of warriors at great speed to attacks on foreign shores. In a good wind, the ship will probably outsail most modern ships, and even without the aid of the wind, the 60 oarsmen can make it travel at a comparatively fair speed.
The ship is long and narrow, with room for 60 tightly-packed warriors with each an oar, but there is little storage room for provisions or goods, so it is not fit for journeys to Greenland or other distant places.
The original ship Skuldelev 2 of which the Sea Stallion is a replica, is exhibited on the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde.
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