Olaus Magnus 1490-1557 confirms what’s also is mentioned in two Medieval documents (see my manuscript Greenland and Greenlandic) that the Norwegian king Hakon 1340-1380, son of Magnus Eriksson who in his days were King over a large territory from western settlement Greenland to Sveaborg in today’s Russia, with his warfleet passed Greenland!
Following quote is from Olaus Magnus great work Historia de gentibus septentrionalibus, Swedish translation.(Translated by me to English) The following lines are to be found in Chapter 9:
”I myself have two years ago in 1505 seen these leather craft above the eastern portal
inside the cathedral in Oslo, which is dedicated to Saint Halvord, where they were
posted on the wall for the public to see. It was said that King Håkon (Hakon)
acquired them when he and his war fleet passed the coast of Greenland, at the time
they were used in intention of sinking his[King Hakon’s] ship into the sea ”.
This was short before King Magnus Eriksson’s death who had had to flee to Norway[to his son Hakon]. Magnus Eriksson was on the trip, so was Henry Sinclair who was the Norwegian king’s earl of Orkney and the men with the ships that ran along with Sinclair. On the way home was Magnus Eriksson close to drown outside Scotland. That time he was rescued as Scottish sources tells. Shortly afterwards drowned Magnus Eriksson during a short trip in the Norwegian archipelago.
Note that the warfleet passed Greenland by. There were special reasons for this ‘krigsflottas’ (Eng. war fleet) issue. Among other things for example that at this time on the american mainlande, there were at least two dioces including one in the Catholic sources (the Vatican) has named Korsnes. [Same as mentioned in the Icelandic sagas of Vinland]. The dioces paid to the Vatican….