THE TUNE SHIP
Vikingskipsmuseet, Oslo, Norway
 
 
The Tune ship was excavated in 1867 from a large mound at Haugen farm at Rolvsøy in Østfold. It was built approximately around 900AD. It was later used as a burial ship for a powerful chieftain.
 
The burial furnishings are not preserved. The dead man was placed in a timber burial chamber.
 
The ship itself was badly damaged. The ship is clinker built with overlapping strakes, while the ribs are fastened to the hull in cleats carved out of the strakes.