Statsraad Lehmkuhl

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Statsraad Lehmkuhl in Stockholm, Sweden preparing for The Tall Ships' Races in July 2007
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Name: Statsraad Lehmkuhl
Namesake: Kristoffer Lehmkuhl
In service: 1914
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)

The 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 "KNM", English: "HNoMS").

It was built in 1914 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 Kristoffer 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, it was chartered by the German Navy while their Gorch Fock was overhauled.

Statsraad Lehmkuhl in the harbour of Bergen, Norway (11 February 2007)

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