View Full Version : A question for Kiwis;Vikings in Dunedin?

04-23-2007, 02:47 AM
On a recent visit to Dunedin we spotted a Viking longship moored not far from Port Chalmers.It's not a serious reconstruction,don't even know if its wood or not.Shields down the sides.Pirate flag. (Why?Probably the rugby;) )Apparently it also breathes fire from one of it's dragon heads.
Looks like a complete hoot.:D
Thing is ; it doesn't appear to have any web presence of its own.It is mentioned on the Dunedin City Council website and a very small picture appears on the Spirit of Adventure site but it's in a bloody big PDF file and I can't dig it out.
So anybody?
I know there's other southeners lurking here.:)

Pernicious Atavist
04-23-2007, 01:19 PM
longboat? around here? nope, haven't seen one! there's a pirate ship for touristas, but no longboat....

04-23-2007, 04:10 PM
Nope - saw this launch across from Port Chalmers about 5 years ago -


05-04-2007, 08:42 PM
There is a picture of the viking ship towards the bottom of the pdf file (p15).It's not recommended for dial-up users(like me).I'm not that good on computers that I would know if it's even possible to transfer a pdf file photo to this site.
I just know there are more people from the Mainland(Sth Is NZ) lurking here.
Thanks Thorne.At least you were almost in the right spot.
PA ,the idea that somewhere there is a warm Dunedin is a very strange idea indeed......

05-04-2007, 09:56 PM
Looks to be a seriously historical....er...hysterical replica -- but tons o' fun I'm sure.

;0 )


05-05-2007, 12:33 AM
Thanks for that Thorne,at least now people will know I'm not making this up.:)

09-13-2007, 02:59 AM
Bump because eventually the internet will answer alllll your questions.:)
And now thanks to the magic of boatowhucket.........


08-04-2009, 05:35 AM
Nice fire coming from the stem-head!
But what can be ejected from the stern-head?

08-04-2009, 07:37 AM
Hmm, I wonder if it has a porrige pump on board, every serious Viking ship should have a porrige pump..............

(There's one at Williamstown too, just across the bay from Melbourne).

08-04-2009, 07:41 AM
That would be indescribably frightening!

08-04-2009, 08:41 AM
Many years ago in the local sea scouts we had inter troop regattas with races for oar and sail, rescue races, boat drill competitions and boat jousting. Once a year King Neptune visited to interview new troop members. At the end of the day the whalers were made up like viking vessels and war was declared. Water bombs, catapults, flour bombs and the porrige pump, a double handled rocker bilge pump in a container of cold watery porrige and ketchup. Very effective at close quarters. A great time was had by all!