"VIKING SHIP MODEL: The Norwegian original was built entirely of oak, weighed over twenty tons, and could carry a sizable contingent of men and horses. With fleets of these ships, the Vikings conducted piratical raids, territorial conquests, and colonizing ventures." -John Buckler and John McKay, A History of Western Society, (Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1979), 239.
The length of the ship is 79 feet four inches, the beam is 16 1/2 feet and the depth amidships is six feet. The gunwale is above water two feet eleven inches amidships, but six feet six inches at bow and stern. -Unknown, n.d.
Anonymous student paper, "Ship Models," on file
Buckler, John, and John McKay. A History of Western Society. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1979.
Hammer, S. C. & Nyhuus, Haakon. "The Viking Ship Found at Oseberg (729-733)," Century Magazine, LXX. on file.
Landstrom, Bjorn. The Ship, an Illustrated History. 1961.
Oxenstierna, Eric. "The Vikings," Scientific American Magazine (1967): 67-78. on file.
Unger, Richard W. The Archaeology of Boats: Ships of the Vikings. 1982, pp. 20-27. inc. on file.