Viking Ships Timeline

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  • c. 4000 BCE - c. 2300 BCE
    Depictions of ships in stone (in burial settings) and metal found in Scandinavia.
  • c. 350 BCE
    Hjortspring boat - the earliest known plank-built Scandinavian vessel.
  • c. 350 CE - c. 400 CE
    The Nydam Ship built, first able to easily travel long distance overseas.
  • c. 700 CE
    Sails first begin to appear on Viking ships towards the end of the 7th century CE.
  • c. 790 CE - c. 1100 CE
    The Viking Age.
  • c. 820 CE
    The approximate construction date of the Oseberg Viking Ship.
  • 900 CE
    The approximate construction dates of the Gokstad and Tune Viking Ships. .
  • c. 900 CE
    Increased specialisation in Viking ships visible from the 10th century CE onward; notably cargo ships & longships.
  • c. 1025 CE
    The Hedeby Viking cargo ships.
  • c. 1025 CE
    The Roskilde 6 Viking longship - the longest known longship - dated to after 1025 CE.

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4000 BCE - 2300 BCE: Depictions of ships in stone (in burial settings) and metal found in Scandinavia.
 
350 BCE: Hjortspring boat - the earliest known plank-built Scandinavian vessel.
 
350 CE - 400 CE: The Nydam Ship built, first able to easily travel long distance overseas.
 
700 CE: Sails first begin to appear on Viking ships towards the end of the 7th century CE.
 
 
790 CE - 1100 CE: The Viking Age.
 
820 CE: The approximate construction date of the Oseberg Viking Ship.
 
900 CE: The approximate construction dates of the Gokstad and Tune Viking Ships. .
 
900 CE: Increased specialisation in Viking ships visible from the 10th century CE onward; notably cargo ships & longships.
 
1025 CE: The Hedeby Viking cargo ships.
 
1025 CE: The Roskilde 6 Viking longship - the longest known longship - dated to after 1025 CE.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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