Friday, January 14, 2011
Utrecht Ship of A. D. 800 -- "Hulk"
Views of the Ship called a "Hulk" The Hulk comes into use in the early seventh century: More about the "Hulk" in the blog entries to follow.
Top - Length of the ship, side view, one meter scale above the title;
Middle - Length of ship, top view;
Bottom - A is the bow of the ship in all three views. In the third row it is looking directly at the bow;
- B is the mid-ship cross-section (dash line from D to E);
- C is te Stern of the ship in all three views, In the third row it is looking directly at the stern;
There is no indication of a rudder so it may be assumed that the boat was steered with oars or paddles. This vessel was probably a river vessel. It's rounded no keel bottom and low freeboard would make it very dangerous to use at sea.