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Boat Friday

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 "HNoMS").


It was built in 1914 by Joh. C. Tecklenborg ship yard in Geestemünde 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.


Statsraad Lehmkuhl pcalls Shetland its second 'home port' and was in Lerwick for the weekend Folk Festival when I photographed her. There were live music events on her deck.

Boat Friday

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 "HNoMS").


It was built in 1914 by Joh. C. Tecklenborg ship yard in Geestemünde 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.


Statsraad Lehmkuhl pcalls Shetland its second 'home port' and was in Lerwick for the weekend Folk Festival when I photographed her. There were live music events on her deck.

comments (12)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 14 Sep 2018, 00:56
Oh yes!

Very Boat Friday!
Alan: On both occasions I've been to Shetland, I've seen this ship.
Magnifique trois mâts, j'aime beaucoup.
Alan: Its a fine vessel.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Sep 2018, 01:13
Wonderful rigging. I enjoyed the history of the vessel smile
Alan: On both occasions I've been to Shetland, I've seen this ship.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 14 Sep 2018, 06:10
This must have been quite a surprise for you to see in Shetland, Alan
Alan: Yes it was. It's been there on both times I've been to Lerwick.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 14 Sep 2018, 06:21
a proud lady of ship and what a history! 'Lehmkuhl' is a familiar German name.
Alan: It must be wonderful to se her on the open sea in full sail. Thanks, Philine.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 14 Sep 2018, 06:35
A lovely looking craft
Alan: It must be wonderful to see her on the open sea in full sail.
Did someone say Bergen, Norway?? We've been there, Alan, and would definitely o back, given the chance. This image feels very Norwegian to me.
Alan: I'd love to go ( I was in love with a Norwegian girl many years ago and briefly considered emigrating). Shetland was populated originally by the Scandinavians.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 14 Sep 2018, 08:25
If you had your time again, would you have considered joint the navy?
Alan: No way. I liked the get away from the people I worked with all day and not socialise or even sleep in the same area as them.
An elegant craft Alan.
Alan: I'd like to see her on the open sea under full sail.
She has a beautiful shape.
Alan: I especially like the shape of the stern.
What a beautiful vessel.
Alan: I'd like to see her on the open sea under full sail breaking through the waves.
A fine boat.

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