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  The Viking Longship
Between 1957 and 1962 he was co-director of the team that recovered two longships and three other Viking ships from a blockade in a channel near Skuldelev, where desperate Danish townsfolk in the 11th century had deliberately sunk the ships to create a barricade against invaders.
Standard longships of up to 30 rowing benches (Hedeby and the big Skuldelev warship) were the pride of Viking earls and kings, displaying craftsmanship of superb quality.
The Viking longships, the direct descendants of the Stone Age canoes, soon found themselves surrounded by a family of related ship types that took advantage of the evolutionary potential to be found in the mast and sail.
www.users.globalnet.co.uk /~jasen01/texts/longship.htm   (2742 words)

  Longship - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Longships were ships primarily used by the Scandinavian Vikings and the Saxons to raid coastal and inland settlements during the European Middle Ages.
One of the early precursors of the longship was the Hjortspring boat.
The hull was waterproofed with moss drenched in tar.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Longship   (2750 words)

 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Longship   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Longships, langskip or drakkar were boats used by the Scandinavians and Saxons for their raids on costal and inland settelments.
The longship was a long, narrow, light boat with shallow draft, with oars along almost the entire length of the boat.
Longships were extraordinarily narrow for their length compared to modern standards The largest discovered longship (at Roskilde harbor) is 35m in length, and the longship from Hedeby harbour has the largest length/width proportion: 11.4 to 1.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /Longship   (723 words)

 Viking Age - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The clinker-built longships used by the Scandinavians were uniquely suited to both deep and shallow waters, and thus extended the reach of Norse raiders, traders and settlers not only along coastlines, but also along the major river valleys of north-western Europe.
The Vikings were equipped with the then technologically superior longships; for purposes of conducting trade, however, another type of ship, the knarr, wider and deeper in draught, were customarily used.
The use of the longships ended when technology changed, and ships began to be constructed using saws instead of axes.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Viking_Age   (3132 words)

 NOVA Online | The Vikings | Secrets of Norse Ships
Indeed, the Viking Age, from A.D. 800-1100, was the age of the sleek, speedy longship.
Longships from both sites were preserved almost intact, with lavish carved decoration, in the waterlogged clay of royal burial mounds.
The larger of the longships, measuring 95 feet in length, had made at least one successful crossing of the North Sea, for tree-ring analysis of its oak timbers revealed that they had been cut down around A.D. 1060-70 near Dublin, suggesting the presence of a major shipyard at this key Viking stronghold in Ireland.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/nova/vikings/ships.html   (748 words)

Longships were boats used by the Vikings and Saxons for mostly military purposes.
Oftenmost longships were clinker built, and waterproofed by moss drenched in tar.
The Viking Oseberg[?] ship burial in Norway and the Anglo Saxon longship of Sutton Hoo in England are both good examples.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/lo/Longship.html   (152 words)

The Longship Company, Ltd. is a non-profit educational organization devoted to increasing understanding and knowledge of the medieval life, culture, technology, seafaring, and exploration of the northerrn Europeans known as Vikings, and those with whom they came into contact.
In addition to the activities of sailing, maintaining, and exhibiting/demonstrating the vessels, the Longship Company participates in living history events, contributes to ongoing international archaeology-by-experiment efforts relative to medieval seafaring and technology, produces educational materials, and supports artistic and scholarly efforts related to the Vikings and their era.
However, in the last two decades as the Longship Company has grown and evolved, it has attracted members with a wide range of interests in, and approaches to, the various aspects of medieval European history, and particularly to the operation of oared and square-rigged ships of the period.
longshipco.org   (1458 words)

 Viking Ships: The Drakkar/Longship by Jim Cornish
othing is as symbolic of the Vikings as the longship or drakkar.
he longship was very sturdy, and yet flexible enough to withstand the waves of stormy seas and light enough to be dragged overland between two lakes or rivers.
When a Viking longship neared a coastline, ten to fifteen warriors often dressed in bears skins, would move to the front of the ship and work themselves into a frenzy.
www.cdli.ca /CITE/v_drakkar.htm   (1236 words)

 Longship Company, Ltd. Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Longship Manual which requires a PDF viewer to browse and a 'BACK' button to return to this site.
As of February, 19, 1997 the Longship Company achieved 501(c)3 status, meaning that donations to the company are tax-exempt under IRS regulations regarding donations to non-profit organizations.
The Longship Company was founded for educational purposes which are met by the operation of two replica viking ships.
longshipco.org /pages.html   (290 words)

 longship - OneLook Dictionary Search
We found 5 dictionaries with English definitions that include the word longship:
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longship : Compact Oxford English Dictionary [home, info]
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 Longship Multi-Strategy Debt Fund Announces Results of +1.44% in Inaugural Month; Assets Under Management Doubled Since ...
William Wadden IV, Chief Investment Officer of Longship Capital Management, commented from Longship’s headquarters in New York “The objective of the Longship Fund is to generate net returns of 1% per month and we were pleased to come out of the gate on a strong note.
The Longship Multi-Strategy Debt Fund is managed by a team of fixed income professionals with in excess of 80 years experience drawn from institutions including Lehman Brothers, Columbia Asset Management and Stein Roe & Farnham.
Longship Capital Management, founded in 2002, is the dedicated asset management arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of Provident Group.
www.emediawire.com /releases/2004/4/prweb117196.htm   (605 words)

 Provident Group - Asset Management
Longship Capital Management is a Delaware registered limited liability company and a wholly owned subsidiary of Provident Group formed in 2002 by its principal directors Jim Roper and Steve Carlson.
Longship Capital Management is dedicated to the management of alternative asset funds and private investment vehicles on behalf of the clients of the Provident Group and its strategic partners.
Longship Capital Management also can act as a sub-advisor on assets managed by a client of the Provident Group, as well as develop structures that facilitate the pooling and management of assets acquired outside the realm of activities of the Provident Group.
www.provident-group.com /asset_mgmt.htm   (250 words)

 Viking Longship - by KEITH DURHAM
This title traces the evolution of the Viking longship from the one-man canoe of the Scandinavian Stone Age, through the wood-built-ships of 200 BC into the recognisable longboats of the 4th century AD.
From this point, the Viking Longship developed into the pre-eminent raider and trader in the North Sea and Baltic, venturing as far afield as the Mediterranean, North Atlantic and modem-day Russia.
Keith Durham uses reconstructions, original sources, translations and archaeological evidence to render a vivid picture of the vessels that dominated the seaways of Scandinavia, founded colonies on Iceland, Greenland and the New World and terrorised the coastlines of northern Europe.
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 Provident Group - Press Releases   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
The Longship Multi-Strategy Debt Fund is managed by a team of senior fixed income professionals drawn from Lehman Brothers and Columbia Asset Management.
Longship’s Chief Investment Officer, William Wadden, is a 20-year veteran fixed income portfolio manager who previously had oversight responsibility for $4 Billion in Collateralized Debt Obligations issued by Columbia and was a senior portfolio manager at Stein Roe and Farnham and Harris Trust.
Wadden commented from Longship’s New York headquarters: “We are excited about launching the Longship Multi-Strategy Debt Fund after nearly two years of analysis, manager screening and due diligence.
www.provident-group.com /press_art_05.htm   (454 words)

 Norse-ish Longship - Boat Design Forums
Its sail was mostly for strong winds and to assist the rowers in lighter winds.
It is much easier to build than a longship or faering, you can use rather cheap material, it will have high initial stability (which is what most people mean by "stable") and it will probably look good.
The faering is a rowboat which was built in a surprisingly similar shape and design to the longship, but held less people, and could be fitted with a sail.
www.boatdesign.net /forum/showthread.php?t=6775   (1305 words)

 The Viking Longship - Weapon of Terror!
The Vikings were seen as a fearsome group of people, but they might not have earned this image without their weapons and longships!
The Vikings had other types of ships too, but their Longships are famous for their clever design.
Along they would sail with their great Longship, hugging the shoreline until they reached a landing port.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/KBH/100955   (510 words)

 The Viking Longship
In September 1997 Danish archaeologists discovered a Viking longship in the mud of Roskilde harbor, 40 kilometers (25 miles) west of Copenhagen.
The discovery was the kind of serendipitous event that earned Viking Leif Eriksson the appellation "Leif the Lucky." Lying unsuspected next to the world-renowned Viking Ship Museum at Roskilde, the longship came to light during dredging operations to expand the harbor for the museumÆs fleet of historic ship replicas.
According to Ole Crumlin-Pedersen, former head of the museum, the longship must have been sunk by a storm centuries ago, then hidden by silt.
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 67 Longship   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
The nose is hanging a bit, partly because the stand is attached at a weak spot, and partly because the cabin area in the front is basically an hollow shell
Very early in the Longship project, it turned out that the basic design of the craft simply wouldn't look good if I tried to "stretch" it to the necessary 100 studs.
This was the motivation I needed, and with some intensive building during the first two weeks of December, I cleared this clutter or unfinished business away, and was ready to concentrate on new projects.
www.l3go.bugge.com /space_gallery/67.shtml   (516 words)

 Viking Longship - MWArt.com
The Viking Longship is Cast in resin to capture fine details.
The overall length of the Viking Longship is 13 1/2" long and is 11 1/2" tall.
So famous -or infamous-was the Drekar (dragon head) ship that it is said to have "conquered the world." No doubt due to the ease with which it could take through the waters with oars or sail with little loss to speed or maneuverability.
www.mwart.com /xq/ASP.product/pid.2388/qx/viking-longship.htm   (118 words)

 Langskipet "Havhingsten fra Glendalough - The Sea Stallion from Glendalough - viking longship replica
From the launching of the Skuldelev wreck 2 viking longship in Roskilde, Denmark, Sept. 4 2004.
longship which originally was built in Glendalough, close to Dublin in Ireland about 1042.
The original longship Skuldelev wreck 2, exhibited in the Viking ship museum in Roskilde.
home.online.no /~joeolavl/viking/havhingsten_fra_glendalough.htm   (348 words)

 Longship Capital Management Launches Longship Multi-Strategy Debt Fund:Fund of Fixed Income Hedge Funds
Longship Capital Management today launched its Longship Multi-Strategy Debt Fund one of the first fund of fixed income hedge funds.
The Longship Multi-Strategy Debt Fund targets returns in excess of 12% per annum and a standard deviation of less than 4.0%.
Longship’s Chief Investment Officer, William Wadden, is a 20-year veteran fixed income portfolio manager who previously had oversight responsibility for $4 Billion in Collateralized Debt Obligations issued by Columbia and was a senior portfolio manager at Stein Roe & Farnham and Harris Trust.
www.emediawire.com /releases/2004/2/emw102329.htm   (631 words)

 The Viking Longship
LONGSHIP COMBINED THE FUNCTIONS of oceangoing troop carriers and amphibious landing craft.
Its remarkably shallow draft enabled a longship to approach almost any beach or to invade deep inland via a waterway only a few meters deep.
The more than 60 warriors on the largest ships could jump over the low side of the hull within a few strides of land.
www.users.globalnet.co.uk /~jasen01/texts/longship2.htm   (77 words)

 anvilfire NEWS Vol. 34 July 7, 2004, p.3 : The Longship Company and Camp Fenby
Our friends from the Longship Company (Viking reenactors) are featured in the History Channel segment on King Arthur.
Small inlets in southern Maryland served as the fog-shrouded estuaries of Britain, as Longship Company members portrayed the Saxon invaders and colonizers against whom Arthur is said to have led the British resistance forces.
Like the Longship Company, I suspect they spents days with film crews only to be reduced to a few seconds used over and over.
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 OLA GORIE - Original Orkney Jewellery
Situated in the heart of Kirkwall, opposite St Magnus Cathedral, The Longship is renowned as the home of Ola Gorie jewellery.
The shop was founded over 150 years ago by the great-great-grandfather of the current family owners.
For the last three decades The Longship has been a specialist in high-quality gifts, clothing, tableware, and - above all - designer jewellery.
www.thelongship.co.uk /longship.html   (110 words)

 RPGnet : Review of Pillage & Plunder: the Viking Longship Game
The name Pillage and Plunder: the Viking Longship Game (Acorn Games Studios, 2005 - Christopher Villeneuve) really conjures up the wrong images - it's not a game of conquering and war.
Instead, it's a classy-looking dexterity game, in which players attempt to balance barrels on a rocking ship.
Help support RPGnet by purchasing this item through the RPGnet Store.
www.rpg.net /reviews/archive/12/12332.phtml   (556 words)

 Celtic Jewelry & Scandinavian Jewelry at Longship Trade Goods   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Longship Trade Goods began as a result of our research into traditional Northern European heritage,
By studying the arts, culture, and travels of the Viking people, we developed Longship Trade Goods into a business based on the Nordic historical culture.
We have specialized in supporting heritage festivals, such as, Viking Fest in Poulsbo, WA, Scandinavian days in Puyallup, WA, Renaissance Fair in Key Peninsula South, WA, and many other historical and cultural festivals on the West Coast.
www.thorslongship.com /Who_We_Are/who_we_are.html   (246 words)

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