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    Wolfship

    What kind of ship is a wolfship?
    Can anybody please define or describe it for me?

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    Re: Wolfship

    No idea. Could it be something to do with video games? - Star Wolf (Star Fox) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Re: Wolfship

    Quote Originally Posted by jiho View Post
    What kind of ship is a wolfship?
    Can anybody please define or describe it for me?

    Thank you
    I have a sort of feeling that the Viking raiding ships were termed "wolf ships", but can't track down the reference. Do you have any context?

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    Re: Wolfship

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    I have a sort of feeling that the Viking raiding ships were termed "wolf ships", but can't track down the reference. Do you have any context?
    I think your feeling is right.

    John Flanagan's Ranger's Apprentice series include a viking-like people, the Skandians, who raid the sea and coasts on their wolfships...

    The point is whether I can speak of these wolfships as viking ships or drakkars, which is the name (norwegian, i think) that means 'dragon-like' not 'wolf-like'.

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    Re: Wolfship

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    I have a sort of feeling that the Viking raiding ships were termed "wolf ships", but can't track down the reference. Do you have any context?
    I had a similar suspicion, but Googled it and tried Wikipedia to no avail.

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    Re: Wolfship

    Hi friends,

    I think i got it.

    The most commonly known viking 'longships' were the aforementioned Drakkars, dragons or dragon-ships, named so because of the dragon heads that adorned the prow of the ship to mark the rank of the king that owned her. I think Mr. Flanagan exchanges the dragons for wolfs to dress his Skandians...

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    Re: Wolfship

    You have a valid point, but I think "wolf ships" referred to the way in which the Viking raiders came in groups, like a wolf pack, to raid their victims.

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    Re: Wolfship

    The only thing I can think of is that the Nazi submarine (U-boat) fleets in World War II were called wolfpacks. I suppose that a simgle submarine could be a wolf, but a submarine is a boat, not a ship. (Ships carry boats)

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    Re: Wolfship

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    You have a valid point, but I think "wolf ships" referred to the way in which the Viking raiders came in groups, like a wolf pack, to raid their victims.
    Maybe, maybe...
    I will have to read on to discover that.

    By the way, Do you think that the fact of putting both words together ('wolfship', not wolf ship) can make any meaning significative difference?

    @mykwyner:
    Sure you have some kind of point, as far as 'wolf' refers to a raider, a warrior, something violent and pitiless. I think that was the nazi idea when they called 'wolfs' that submarines, and, in the line of Anglika's comment, 'Wolfpack' can mean something like 'Wolf carrier', so the wolfs are the germans inside, not the submarine, right?

    Thank you all.

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    Re: Wolfship

    Quote Originally Posted by jiho View Post
    What kind of ship is a wolfship?
    Can anybody please define or describe it for me?

    Thank you
    I'm not sure if these will help or not:

    Wolfship logo
    Ralf Schemmann's Man O'War Fleets - The Empire
    Ralf Schemmann's Man O'War Fleets

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