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On average, a Viking longship went about 5-10 knots (5.5 - 11 mph). Under very favorable conditions, they could reach 15 knots (17 mph).

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Why are viking longboat's fast?

because the waves that they ride are big and it is small


What is a Viking longboat?

A viking Longboat was a ship that vikings used to sail a cross the sea.


What is the name of a viking warship?

A longboat


What is the name of the viking ship?

Longboat


How long is a viking longboat?

about 30 - 50 metres long becasue well it's a LONGboat


What was a viking longboat made out of?

oak trees. NOT


What wood was the Viking longboat made of?

Wood


What is another name for viking longboat?

Drakkar


What was the year of the first viking longboat?

about CE 650


What is the average speed of a viking longboat?

12 mph


How many trees make a viking longboat?

Around about 50 to 80


What were viking longboat masts made out of?

The masts were probably made out of wood.


Why were the longboat good for sailing in shallow waters?

The Viking longboat had a very shallow-draft hull. This meant they could raid far up rivers.


What materials were used on a viking longboat?

well oak was used and so was wax


What kind of Viking boats are there?

well, the only one Ive heard of is the longboat.


How do you be a viking?

Being a Viking means going on raiding expeditions by longboat. That is considered to be terrorism or looting and murder and is no longer an acceptable thing to do.


How do Viking longboat set sale?

Viking longboats were rowed with oars till they caught wind in a single large square sail.


Who owned a longboat in Viking times?

Whoever commissioned the boat to be built . Quite often they were community property.


What features of a viking longship would allow it to go fast?

The thin streamline would allow it to go fast.


How did a viking longboat move and what happened if there was no wind?

Unlike later ships of the Age of Sail, Viking longboats had many oars, as did the earlier ships of the Roman Empire. (see the drawing in the link below)


What animal is on the front of a viking longboat?

Dragon. Vikings believed that the dragon would ward off the evil sea spirits.


Why were longboats good for sailing in shallow waters?

The Viking longboat had a very shallow-draft hull. This meant they could raid far up rivers.


What is a sentence for the word berserk?

"Suddenly as the viking leaped off the longboat to raid the monastery his blood-lust peaked and he went completely Berserk!. Seeking out monks to slay and murder or enslave. "


How did the vikings steer the boat?

The Viking Longboat has a backward/downward facing, flat ore strapped to the right, rear side with an arm off it that comes into the boat. This oar was used to steer the ship.


What does to go a-viking mean?

To "go a-viking" means to go raiding. "Viking was originally a Norse term describing a raid for loot and only later came to describe the Norse people who did that.