Statsraad Lehmkuhl

Statsraad Lehmkuhl is a three-masted barque rigged sail training vessel owned and operated by the Statsraad Lehmkuhl Foundation. It is based in Bergen, Norway and contracted out for various purposes, including serving as a school ship for the Royal Norwegian Navy (using RNoN's prefix "HNoMS").

Statsraad Lehmkuhl arriving in Lerwick, Shetlands (2016)
German Empire
Name: Grossherzog Friedrich August
Namesake: Grand Duke Friedrich August of Oldenburg
Builder: Joh. C. Tecklenborg, Bremerhaven
Launched: 1914
In service: 1914–1918
Fate: Given to Norway as war reparation
Name: Statsraad Lehmkuhl
Namesake: Kristofer Lehmkuhl
In service: 1921
Status: Active
Notes: Training ship
General characteristics
Tonnage: 1516 tons
Length: Sparred Length: 98,00 m; (Length of hull): 84,60 m; (Length of waterline): 73,00 m
Beam: 12,60 m
Height: Max. Height: 48,00 m
Draft: 5.20 m
Propulsion: 22 Sails
Sail plan: Sail area: 2026 m2
Speed: 11 knots (engine) / 17 knots (sails)
  • 17 (permanent crew)
  • 150
Line art of Statsraad Lehmkuhl

It was built in 1914 by Joh. C. Tecklenborg ship yard in Geestemünde as a school training ship for the German merchant marine under the name Grossherzog Friedrich August. After the First World War the ship was taken as a prize by the United Kingdom and in 1921 the ship was bought by former cabinet minister Kristofer Lehmkuhl (hence the name, which means "Cabinet Minister Lehmkuhl"). With the exception of the Second World War, when she was captured by German troops and called Westwärts, the ship has belonged to Bergens Skoleskib until it was donated to the Foundation in 1978.

In 2000, she was chartered by the German Navy while their Gorch Fock was overhauled.

Sister shipsEdit

The three sister ships of Statsraad Lehmkuhl also survive:

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