Photo: after Sørenson (2001) Source and text: /Med_C3A5rer_og_sejl Fitting a floor timber in the longship. A little later the barrier was strengthened by a further two ships at the spot. Photo: National Museum of Denmark (Nationalmuseet) Source and text: itishmuseum. Detailed excavation could begin. The provisional sail is made of cotton; it would have required 200 kg of processed flax or wool to manufacture a sail in the original materials. With a good wind, the leading ships of the assault fleet are able to sail from the mouth of the fjord to Højrenden in three hours. Only the wealthiest of kings could afford such a ship - but it made him close to invincible. Presumably the purpose was to provide more resistance to leeway in a vessel with shallow draught and at the same time reduce friction and turbulence by creating two parallel spirals in the water flow under the bottom to increase the speed and make steering easier. Meanwhile, the crew of the first start to get organised for the next part of the attack. Four more expeditions were planned, but World War I prevented their start. The gneiss came from the Kelogi inselborg 9 km to the southwest. To make sure the sail repelled water and that it was even more wind-proof, the finished-woven sail was treated with raw ochre and a mixture of horse mane fat and water in the ratio of 1:10. The original ship was most probably an 'austfarerknarr (a 'knarr' that sailed eastwards) which carried cargo across the North Sea and the Baltic, two large areas of unsheltered water where seaworthiness is at a premium and where. Photo: Don Hitchcock 2014 Source: Roskilde Viking Museum, Denmark Skuldelev 5 Design Element Details Material oak, pine, ash, alder Length.3 metres Breadth.5 metres Draught.6 metres Displacement.8 tons. Williams said the ship, which will launch the museum's new exhibition space in March, was 'a war machine a troop carrier which would have spread terror wherever it sailed. This photo gives an excellent view of one of the best preserved parts of the hull of the ship. However the orientation shown here is the correct one, as can be seen from the plan of the site above - Don ) Photo: Roskilde Viking Museum, Denmark Source: Roskilde 6 was found, together with eight other ships from Viking times. It had always been known to fishermen in the fjord and local tradition claimed that it contained a ship sunk at the command of Queen Margrethe I, 1412. At that time the Vasa, a warship which took four years to build, set out on its maiden voyage. Barham, Lawrence; Mitchell, Peter (2008). The most common material was quartzite, which originated from the Naibor Soit Inselberg just north of the gorges. The ship was built of Danish oak. On the rest of the Skuldelev ships the top strake is fastened with iron rivets. Hominid fossils and stone tools are found continuously throughout the entire exposed sequence in the gorge. Indeed, all elements of the build are designed to achieve a light, supple and flexible hull; the technique places major demands on the quality of the building material and the standard of craftsmanship. The site is significant in showing the increasing developmental and social complexities in the earliest humans, or hominins, largely revealed in the production and use of stone tools. Roar Ege is on display at the museum harbour.