Nationality: The Statsraad Lehmkuhl tall ship is a Norwegian registered sailing ship.
Home Port: The Statsraad Lehmkuhl ship`s home port is Bergen
Statsraad Lehmkuhl Facts
The Statsraad Lehmkhul was originally named Grossherzog Freiderich August when it was built in 1914. It`s a majestic three masted barque built in Bremerhaven for the German merchant marine. After the First World War she was taken by the British but was later bought by the former cabinet minister Kristoffer Lehmkhul and brought to Norway in 1921. Statsraad means Cabinet Minister hence its name Statsraad Lehmkhul.
During the Second World War the Statsraad Lehmkuhl was captured by the Germans and renamed Westwarts. Later , the ship became one of the stars of the television series The Onedin Line. It has since undergone an extensive refurbishment programme and is now owned by the trust , Stiftelsen Seilskipet Lehmkhul and has a crwe complement of 180.
The Statsraad Lehmkhul is often portrayed on the annual Sail Training International`s annual Tall Ships Calendar which raises funds to help young people from all kinds of backgrounds and from all corners of the globe to gain education and help develop their skills.