Postcard - Landskip Sud

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Le Teich, France

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The Sud was the summum of the largest Langskips, a late type for worlwide expeditions.

Langskips (restrospective translation of Latin “navis longa” meaning “long ship”) were elongated, fast and narrow war ships used by the Scandinavian peoples from the very beginning of antiquity ( Hjortspring boat (400-300 BC)). The larger ones were classified as Snekkars, of which the Skeid and Busse (Bússa) were well-known types. Among the most famous of the ancient texts, the Ormen lange (long serpent), Busse of Olaf Tryggvason (King of Norway in 995-1000) was renowned with its 45 meters length and 68 rowers divided into two series of 34 row banks…

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