Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Australian Wooden Boat Festival 2005 – 12 to 14 February
three smaller replica boats are being sent from Roskilde to Australia by container
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with the new princess from Australia likely to be the next queen of Denmark
ties are growing closer.
They met at the2000 Olympics
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Ireland on-line
The woman was believed to be between 25 and 35-years-old when she died around 900AD. At the time Viking chieftains had established control over Dublin, which had a population then of around 3,000 people.
Mr Wallace said Irish monasteries around Dublin such as Swords and Clondalkin were being controlled by the Vikings.
and shipbuilders -- the new boat will be sailed / rowed to Ireland in 2007
about one month estimate if ill winds

In 1962, the remains of five Viking ships, sunk in Roskilde fiord near Skuldelev to act as a protective blockade, were brought to the surface.

Seven years later, they formed the heart of the Roskilde Viking Ship Museum. Patient research enabled staff to copy the axes, draw-knives and augers used by the original Viking ship builders. Craftsmen, using these tools, have built 10 copies of Viking ships since 1982. Skuldelev 2 is the biggest yet. <<

they made a cardboard model of the wreck in one tenth fullsize as a starting point

I drove past the museum last saturday and saw the boat - the colour scheme is similar to the bayeux tapestry - each plank a different earth colour

Hugh W

The copy of Skuldelev 2 is fitting out by Roskilde Ford


Skuldelev 2 – the great longship
the wreck was sunk with 4 other boats
about 1100 ad as a block against pirates

Material: oak
Length: approx. 30 m
Breadth: 3.8 m
Draught: 0.9 m
Displacement: approx. 25 t (fully equipped)
No. of oars: 60
Crew: 70-80 men
Sail area: approx. 120 m²
Average speed: approx. 6 knots
Top speed: 15-20 knots
Dating: 1042
Place of building: Dublin, Ireland
Preserved: approx. 25%


They have been building viking ship replicas since 1982 using copies of authentic hand tools
the 2 or 300 oak trees were selected in the forests of Zealand, Lolland and Falster in 2000
the worst problem was finding enough rnaturally angled boughs for the knees
150 cubic meters wood
400 kilo iron - mostly for clinker nails
2 kilometers of hemp rope
118 square metres of sail of flax
In viking times a master shipwright and 10 assistants with a lot of labourers would build such a boat on the beach


Skuldelev 2 is an ocean-going warship – a longship – possibly of the type known as skeid. With a crew of 70-80 warriors, it must have been the ship of a chieftain, a vessel similar to those whose praise is sung in sagas and scaldic verse.
Analyses of annual growth rings in the timber have shown that the ship was built in the vicinity of Dublin about 1042.

The long, narrow shape of the ship meant that it could sail at great speed. With 60 men at the oars, an average speed of 5-6 knots could be held over long distances, while much greater speeds could be achieved under sail in favourable winds. A reconstruction of Skuldelev 2 is currently being built at the Viking Ship Museum boatyard.
It is due to be launched 4 September 2004 at about 15.40 CET

the Queen of Demmark will name the ship.
http://www.vikingeskibsmuseet.dk/
maiden voyage 1645 CET
possibility of web tv from http://dr.dk/
certainly wil be images in TV news
Program for the week end 4.- 5. september 2004
below
quite a weekend
best to book tickets in advance
enjoy
Hugh W
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En festdag i Roskilde

Genskabelsen af det 30 meter lange krigsskib Skuldelev 2 er verdens mest ambitiøse rekonstruktion af et vikingeskib.
Bådebyggerne på Vikingeskibsmuseet i Roskilde har været fire år om at bygge skibet og har gjort det med kopier af værktøj fra vikingetiden.

Den 4. september 2004 skal skibet søsættes ved Vikingeskibsmuseet i Roskilde. På land vil der være fest, musik og aktiviteter hele dagen, og til søs vil andre vikingeskibe og traditionelle nordiske både ligge klar til at byde storebror velkommen.
Søsætningen af langskibet vil foregå den 4. september fra kl. 14.15. Hendes Majestæt Dronning Margrethe vil navnegive skibet.

Program:

Lørdag den 4. september

Kl. 10.00 Vikingemarkedet, Tunet på museumsøen og museet åbner <<>

Kl. 11.00 Omvisning i Vikingeskibshallen, dansk <Kl. 11.00 Sejlads på Roskilde Fjord, 50 minutter. Særskilt billet.<<>

Kl. 11.30 Opvisning: Vikingernes Buer v. Flemming Alrune
Kl. 12.00 Omvisning i Vikingeskibshallen, dansk
Kl. 12.00 Omvisning i Vikingeskibshallen, engelsk << english speaking guide
Kl. 12.00 Sejlads på Roskilde Fjord, 50 minutter. Særskilt billet.
Kl. 13.00 Opvisning: Glimabrydning v. Lars Magnar Enoksen << icelandic wresting
Kl. 13.00 Opvisning: Vikingernes Buer v. Flemming Alrune
Kl. 13.00 Omvisning i Vikingeskibshallen, dansk
Kl. 13.00 Sejlads på Roskilde Fjord, 50 minutter. Særskilt billet
Kl. 14.15 Søsætning
THE LAUNCH

Kl. 14.15 - 16.00 SØSÆTNING OG NAVNGIVNING
• Taler:
- Museumsdirektør Tinna Damgård-Sørensen
- Tidligere rigsantikvar, professor Olaf Olsen
- Kulturminister Brian Mikkelsen
- Den irske kulturminister John O’Donoghue, TD
• Musik:
- Roskildegarden: ’Fanfare for a Long Ship’ af Shaun Davey.
- Palle Mikkelborg (trompet, keyboards),
Helen Davies (harpe), Liam O’Flynn (Uilleann pipes) ,
Lena Willemark (vokal) og Svend Kjeldsen (bodhrán).
- 60 violinspillemænd fra Irland, Shetland og Skandinavien: <<>

• Navngivning ved Hendes Majestæt Dronningen
• Skibet søsættes ca. kl. 15.40
Kl. 16.00 Skibet klargøres til jomfrusejladsen

Kl. 16.00 Opvisning: Prindsens Hverving optræder med heste og jernalderkrigere

Kl. 16.45 Skibets jomfrusejlads <<>

Kl. 17.00 Opvisning: Glimabrydning v. Lars Magnar Enoksen
Kl. 18.00 Vikingemarkedet og museet lukker
Kl. 19.00 - 22.00 Fiddler’s festival

Søndag den 5. september

Kl. 10.00 Vikingemarkedet, Tunet på museumsøen og museet åbner
Kl. 11.00 Omvisning i Vikingeskibshallen, dansk
Kl. 11.00 Sejlads på Roskilde Fjord, 50 minutter. Særskilt billet
Kl. 12.00 Opvisning: Vikingernes bue v. Flemming Alrune
Kl. 12.00 Omvisning i Vikingeskibshallen, dansk
Kl. 12.00 Sejlads på Roskilde Fjord, 50 minutter. Særskilt billet
Kl. 12.30 Langskibet ror ud med sin fremtidige besætning (cirkatidspunkt)
Kl. 13.00 Opvisning: Prindsens Hverving optræder med heste og jernalderkrigere
Kl. 13.30 Omvisning i Vikingeskibshallen, engelsk
Kl. 13.30 Sejlads på Roskilde Fjord, 50 minutter. Særskilt billet
Kl. 14.00 Opvisning: Glimabrydning v. Lars Magnar Enoksen
Kl. 14.30 Omvisning i Vikingeskibshallen, dansk
Kl. 14.30 Sejlads på Roskilde Fjord, 50 minutter. Særskilt billet
Kl. 15.00 Opvisning: Vikingernes Bue v. Flemming Alrune
Kl. 15.30 Omvisning i Vikingeskibshallen, dansk
Kl. 15.30 Sejlads på Roskilde Fjord, 50 minutter. Særskilt billet
Kl. 16.00 Opvisning: Glimabrydning v. Lars Magnar Enoksen
Kl. 17.00 Vikingemarkedet og museet lukker

Praktiske oplysninger i forbindelse med søsætningen den 4. september

Vi forventer mellem 10. og 15.000 gæster, og forudser P-problemer. Vi opfordrer, at de der har mulighed for det, benytter sig af toge og busser. I samarbejde med HUR bliver der insat ekstra busser mellem Roskilde Station og Vikingeskibsmuseet.

Aktivitetsområdet indhegnes lørdag og søndag. Området omfatter dele af Museumsøen samt plænen foran Vikingeskibshallen. Ud over det allerede eksisterende billetsalg, indrettes der ekstra billetsalg på Museumsøen og foran Vikingeskibshallen. I timerne op til søsætningen oprettes et par ekstra indgange.

For at fremme en hurtig ekspedition ved billetsalgene, forenkles billetsystemet, så der kun sælges enkeltbilletter til voksne og børn. Studenterbillet, familiebillet og gruppebillet udgår. Vi vil blive glade, hvis de besøgende har lige penge klar.

Entréprisen bliver reducet til kr. 50 for voksne og kr. 20 for børn. Børn under 4 år gratis adgang. Denne pris gør det billigere for alle besøgende at komme ind. (Normalpris: Voksen kr. 75; Børn kr. 25; studerende kr. 55; familiebillet kr. 190; voksne i gruppe kr. 55; børn i gruppe kr. 20, studerende i gruppe kr. 35). En billet til søsætningen den 4. september gælder også til museet og vikingemarkedet søndag den 5. september.

Der er ikke begrænsning på antallet af billeter til nogle af dagene.

På plænen foran Vikingeskibshallen etableres et vikingemarked med telte og boder, samt indhegnede områder til opvisninger.

På Museumsøen er der publikumsaktiviteter på Tunet og i Aktivitetshuset både lørdag og søndag. Der er også gratis rundvisninger og aktiviteter for børn i udstillingshallen begge dage.
shipping news from Denmark

the week end of the 4th and 5th of September

The new "Albert Mærsk" is coming to Langelinie

24 August 2004
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Namegiving of newbuilding L 190 from Odense Steel Shipyard

Friday 20 August 2004 Odense Steel Shipyard presented its latest newbuilding for the A.P. Moller - Maersk Group.

Mrs. Gaier N. Palmisano, wife of Samuel J. Palmisano Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of IBM, honoured the Owner by naming the newbuilding ALBERT MÆRSK.

ALBERT MÆRSK is, with an overall length of 352 metres and a breadth of 43 metres, placed among the largest container vessels in the world. ALBERT MÆRSK is at the same time one of the most modern container vessels ever built thoroughly monitored by advanced computer systems, enabling a crew of only 15 to operate the ship and all the facilities.

With its 12-cylinder diesel engine from HSD-Wärtsilä Sulzer, which develops 63,000 kW at 100 revolutions per minute – equivalent to 85,500 BHP – ALBERT MÆRSK will after delivery enter Maersk Sealand’s worldwide liner service. Before entering into active service the vessel will be presented to the company’s shareholders and to the public at Langelinie, Copenhagen on 4 and 5 September, 2004.

Besides good facilities for her normal crew of 15, ALBERT MÆRSK is equipped with an education centre for up to ten cadets enabling the vessel to function as a training ship.

ALBERT MÆRSK is registered in Copenhagen and will be commanded by Captain Peter Søgaard Nielsen, Marstal with Mogens Krog Larsen, Hjerting as Chief Engineer.
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Thursday, August 19, 2004

Faroe Islands information
A comprehensive introduction to the Faroes (Faeroe Islands)

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This is a free online course in Old Norse for beginners. It is not completed but it should be enough to get the beginner on the move.
These pages also contain things of interest to people with some prior knowledge, including rune puzzles, recordings and a reader.
Northvegr - Færeyinga Saga: "HOW THROND BECAME A RICH MAN."

Of the Lineage of Thrond and Sigmund.
[1] There was a man named Grim Camban. He first settled the Færeys in the days of Harold Fairhair. For before the king's overbearing many men fled in those days. Some settled in the Færeys and began to dwell there, and some sought to other waste lands.

Aud the deeply wealthy fared to Iceland, and on her way thither she came to the Færeys, and there she gave Olof the daughter of Thorstan the Red in marriage: whence is come the greatest lineage of the Færey-folk, whom they call the Gatebeards, that dwell in Eastrey.

Thrond fares to Denmark.

Thorbeorn was the name of a man who was nicknamed Gatebeard.

Færeyinga saga

1. kafli

Maður er nefndur Grímur kamban; hann byggði fyrstur manna Færeyjar. En á dögum Haralds hins hárfagra flýðu fyrir hans ofríki fjöldi manna; settust sumir í Færeyjum og byggðu þar, en sumir leituðu til annarra eyðilanda.

Auður hin djúpauðga fór til Íslands og kom við Færeyjar og gifti þar Ólöfu dóttur Þorsteins rauðs, og er þaðan kominn hinn mesti kynþáttur Færeyinga, er þeir kalla Götuskeggja, er byggðu í Austurey.


2. kafli

Þorbjörn hét maður; hann var kallaður Götuskeggur.



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Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Ships in Bottles links
DENMARK
Flaske-Peter The Bottle Peter story. With over 1700 ships built over the years, Peter Jacobsen (1873 - 195 ) must take the prize for the most ships ever built by one man in a lifetime! In English or Danish

Antique Bottles.com And while we're on the subject of old bottled ships, Reggie Lynch has some tips on dating bottles here that will aid in dating your old ship.


DENMARK
Struer Museum,Søndergade 23, STRUER - houses one of Denmark's largest collections of ships in bottles.
Flaskeskibsmuseet, Smedegade 22, Ærøskøbing - over 1700 models in bottles.
Marstal Sofartsmuseum, Prinsensgade 2-4, MARSTAL, Denmark

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I've seen ships in bottles before, but these are works of art