The English Esnecca in Northern European Sources

By Richard H. F. Lindemann, published February 1988


The article uses many sources to illustrate the variety of names given to northern European boats. The term ‘esnecca’ is used to describe many different vessels, and these are described. The evolution of ship design from the long narrow ‘snake’ into boader, higher vessels is discussed.

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Filed under: Antiquity | High Middle Ages | Other (location)
Subjects include: Shipbuilding & Design

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