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Sailing the Anguilla channel in 2021 Photo: Isak Okkenhaug

Statsraad Lehmkuhl

Statsraad Lehmkuhl is one of the world's largest and oldest square-riggers still sailing. She was built as a training ship for the German merchant feet over a hundred years ago, but today she is in better condition than ever. Statsraad Lehmkuhl has sailed under the Norwegian flag and has been an icon in the port of Bergen since 1923.

Type of ship: Barque, training ship
Built: 1914 by Joh. C. Tecklenborg at Bremerhaven
Owner: The Statsraad Lehmkuhl Foundation
Launched: January 14th 1914
Former names: Grossherzog Friedrich August (1914-1923), Westwärts (1940-1945)
Length: 98 metres
Beam: 12,6 metres
Draught: 5,2 metres
Mast height: 48 metres
Top speed: Under engine 11 knots
Under sail: 18.5 knots
HSG: approx. 7 knots (electric propulsion from shaft generator)
Canvas: 22 sails
Sail area 2 026 m²
Main engine 1 125 HK, 6 syl. Bergen Diesel
Tonnage 1 516
Crew: 20 (permanent crew)
Extra crew: 10 (apprentices/volunteers)
Sail trainees: max 150

Below is the view from the mast - right now. 360-image: Bergens Tidende

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