Statsraad Lehmkuhl
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.

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 aforementioned foundation in 1978.

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

The ship has a staff of approximately 17 persons in a sailing season, a number which is reduced during the winter season.


  • Built: 1914 by Johann C. Tecklenborg AG, Bremerhaven-Geestemünde
  • Launched: 14th January 1914
  • Previous names:
    • «Grossherzog Friedrich August» (1914-1923)
    • «Westwärts» (1940-1945)
  • Type: 3-masted barque rigged sail training vessel
  • Maximum length: 98,00 m (incl. bow sprit)
  • L.o.a. (hull): 84,60 m
  • L.b.p. (water line): 73,00 m
  • Width: 12,60 m
  • Maximum height: 48,00 m
  • Maximum draught: 5,20 m
  • Gross tonnage: 1.516 t
  • Number of sails: 22
  • Total sail area: 2.026 m²
  • Maximum speed: 11 knots (engine) / 17 knots (sail)
  • Max no. of passengers, fjord trips: 350
  • Max no. of trainees on sail cruises: 150

- Wikipedia

Statsraad Lehmkuhl | Skur 7 Bradbenken 2 | NO- 5003 | Telephone: 55 30 17 00 | Fax: 55 30 17 01 | E-mail:

Opening hours Skur 7: Man-fre 08.30 - 16.00

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