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BC: Nicholas Kulp is a kid from EYER MIDDLE SCHOOL who enjoys many things somethings he does is football, soccer, baseball, and basketball. | About the Author

FC: THE VIKINGS Longships | By: Nicholas Kulp

1: The viking ships were 30 meters long and could hold up to 32 oars. And they could travel at a max speed of 32km. | The way the vikings made the ships is that the vikings would clinker (overlapped) they did that so they could put wool in them and drip tar on to the wool so it would be water proof (so water doesnt come through the cracks.) | ABOUT THE SHIPS

2: The Fastest ship that the vikings would use is the "Dragon ship" because it was not powerful but they would use it to raid and the village would not have time to react. | DRAGON SHIPS | The average speed of a Dragon ship was 32 mph they needed that speed so they could get to there point quick to raid.

3: WHAT VIKING SHIPS WERE MADE FROM | Viking ships were made out of a lot of different wood they made them out of- Ash, Elm, Pine, and Larch but the most powerful ships they made was with oak. | The Vikings did not only use the Oak because of its great strength but it was sacred to their god "Ooin".

4: HOW MANY VIKINGS COULD FIT IN A LONGSHIP? | Depending on the size of the ship if they were 15-20 meters they could hold around 30-40 rowers and if they were 30 meters they could hold up to 64 rowers. | The purpose of the ship determined the amount of rowers/fighters that were aboard the ship.

5: NAMES OF SHIPS ON WHAT THEY WERE USED FOR | Karvi Use: Warfare/ military use | Snekkja: Use: Warfare meaning- thin and protecting | Skei: Use: Warfare Meaning- that which cuts through water | Drekar: Use: plundering ( and raiding | Busse: Use: Caring Cargo

6: Vikings ships were important for transport of stolen goods that they raided. | What they transported on the long ships. | The vikings traded mostly woman, food and slaves. (mostly taken from raids)

7: Viking ships construction | The shipwrights also sometimes re-cycled planks from 'decommissioned' ships, filling in gaps and joints with carefully-made patches and re-fitting them into a new ship or using them to repair old ones. | Different parts of the ship came from different parts of the tree and you can see some elements shown in white in the graphics to the right. They took advantage of naturally grown 'joints' where branches grew from the main trunk. These are stronger than man-made woodworking joints, and avoided the need for glue or clenched nails in the construction.

8: WORK CITED | Nicholson, Robert, and Claire Watts. The Vikings. New York: Chelsea Juniors, 1994. | Margeson, Susan M., and Peter Anderson. Viking. New York: Knopf, 1994. Print

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