|The Longship was the racing warship of the
It was usually about 25m/ 80ft long. The
longest ever discovered was at Roskilde. It was 35m long. The largest ships would carry
more than 60 fierce warriors.
Because the boat was very shallow it could sail up to almost
any beach or sail miles up shallow rivers.
Each side had holes for oars, and a single mast in the
middle carried a large, square sail.