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Replica Danish Longship

Replica Danish Longship

Pictured after arriving at Kirkwall Pier today, see below for details.

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A replica Viking Longship which set sail from Denmark earlier this month on a 1000 nautical mile voyage to Dublin, with a planned visit to Orkney on the way, finally arrived in Kirkwall in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday).

The 30 metre long 'Sea Stallion from Glendalough' is the biggest reconstruction Viking warship in the world and the the newly constructed version was built using Viking tools, materials and much the same methods as the original ship.

However, because of a bad weather forecast and a dealine, the ship had to be taken under tow for part of the crossing, and finally made sail around 40 miles off the coast of Orkney, and arrived around 2am.

The wreck of the original ship was excavated from the bottom of Roskilde Fjord in 1962, and dating of the wood showed that it was build in Dublin in 1042.

The modern vessel was built at the Viking Ship Museum at Roskilde in Denmark and carries a crew of 65, and a number of event are planned for its time in Orkney, where she will stay for a few days before continuing the historic voyage back to the original ship's home port of Dublin.

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