The white ship

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Or the ancient titanic, it sailed from Barfleur, anyone know anything about it? i will not give any more details so you do not go wasting your time googling, it is just that i need some details.
 
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jimmysnyder said:
While it is true that google brings back lots of false hits that need to be waded through, persistence often helps.

I googled for barfleur white and found these

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Ship (of course wiki would have it)
http://www.everything2.org/index.pl?node_id=1404899
http://www.mainlesson.com/display.php?author=morris&book=english&story=white

Jimmy, i am looking for what type of ship , there are depictions in old tapestries, but they are very stylised, i have serched google, i thought
that maybe someone had a non google source.
 
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wolram said:
i thought
that maybe someone had a non google source.
None of the three links I posted were 'google sources'. I just used google to find them. Are you looking for a web site that google doesn't know about? Good luck with that.
 
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wolram said:
Jimmy, i am looking for what type of ship , there are depictions in old tapestries, but they are very stylised.
I googled for shipbuilding "12th century" and found this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shipbuilding
Wiki. Figures.

Wiki said:
Sometime around the 12th century, northern European ships began to be built with a straight sternpost, enabling the mounting of a rudder.

Was there a sternpost or rudder on the images you saw?
 
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jimmysnyder said:
I googled for shipbuilding "12th century" and found this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shipbuilding
Wiki. Figures.



Was there a sternpost or rudder on the images you saw?

Jimmy, a sternpost was introduced about the time in question, i will have to have another look at the images, i have seen a reference to the white ship that calls it a (snake ship) whatever that means.
 
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In one refference the white ship is called a dragon ship, i have found an obscure note that states a dragon ship is a viking (drekkar), anyone ?
 

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