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Statsraad Lehmkuhl Ship Visit

Nov 15th 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm



The unique and majestic   100-year old Norwegian tall sailing ship “HNoMS Statsraad Lehmkuhl” is scheduled to arrive at approximately 10:00am in Downtown Norfolk, docking at Otter Berth next to Waterside. The ship will depart around 6:00pm on Saturday, November 15, 2014.   Arrival and departure times are approximate and are subject to change due inclement weather.

The Statsraad Lehmkuhl is sailed by the Royal Norwegian Naval Academy’s first year officer cadets who are participating in leadership training and teambuilding during the trip. The cadets also get a strong foundation of basic seamanship during their weeks onboard. Stripped of modern communication and technology, the students are forced to work together to overcome the timeless challenges and dangers of travelling the seas by sail. Statsraad Lehmkuhl has been part of the basic training program since 2002, whereby the Royal Norwegian Navy leases the ship for several months every year.

 Norfolk has become a favorite port of call for the ship and her crew; this will be the 10th consecutive year that the ship has called on Norfolk as part of their sail-training schedule. The port visit is sponsored by The City of Norfolk  and Festevents, Ltd. Guests are encouraged to witness Statsraad Lehmkuhl’s arrival into port on Thursday, November 13th


Public Visitation Schedule:  The public visitation schedule is Friday, November 14, 2015 and Saturday, November 15, 2015 from Noon to 4pm both days. Ship tours are free and open to the public.


Facts & History: HNoMS Statsraad Lehmkuhl

  • The Barque ‘Statsraad Lehmkuhl’ is from Bergen. It is a three masted Barque, launched in 1914.  She was built by JC Tecklenborg, Bremerhaven, Germany and is Norway’s oldest and largest sailing vessel.
  • Overall Length: 321 ft
  • Length of Hull: 259 ft
  • Rig: Three-masted barque
  • Height of Rig: 158 ft
  • Beam: 41 ft
  • Draft: 17 ft
  • High Carbon Steel Hull
  • Carries a crew of 125 (100 training)