VIKING BRAND Fancy Grade Apples, W.H. Ikin and Son, Empire Produce, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia; large image of a Viking ship on a striking orange background. 11 x 8 inches; Custom framed. Norsemen ruled the Seas in these ships and seemed to have gotten to nearly every corner of the World; extensive River navigation took them to lands undreamed of; the advent of the mighty European "Man O' War" sailing ships with their broad-side cannon quickly made the Viking ships obsolete. It's commonly believed that most Vikings at that time either applied for unemployment benefits or became Social Workers.