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Photographer:Ed Dryden [View profile]Title:STATSRAAD LEHMKUHLAdded:Jul 01, 2005
Photo Category: Traditional rig sailing ships from 120'(36.6m) LOA
Arriving in Montrose (01/07/2005)
Vessel Identification
Name:Statsraad Lehmkuhl
Former name(s):
- Grossherzog Friedrich August (Until 1923 Jul)
- Gross Herzog Friedrich Au (Until 1900 Jan)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Training Ship
Gross tonnage:1,516 tons

Additional Information
Home port:Bergen
Class society:Det Norske Veritas
Build year:1914
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Guest on Nov 13, 2007 16:45 (10 years ago)
Hi Ed

Just a note to say that I have relocated your photograph to the TALL SHIPS CATEGORY.

This information comes from

Former names: Westwärts, Großherzog Friedrich August
Registered port: Bergen
Nation: NOR
Type of rigging: BARK
Year built: 1914
Yard: J.C. Tecklenborg, Bremerhaven/Geestemünde
Overall length: 98.00 m
Length (hull): 87.50 m
Breadth: 12.60 m
Draught: 5.10 m
Sail area: 2200 m2
Ship's hull: Stahl / Steel
Power: 450 PS
Engine: Diesel

# built for the German association "Deutscher Schulschiff-Verein" in 1914 (chistened the "Grossherzog Friedrich August")
# the ship was given to England after the war in June 1920 and sold to Norway in 1923, new name became "Statsraad Lehmkuhl"
# used as depot and houseboat during the German occupation of Norway, name was "Westwärts"
# rebuilt in the postwar period with the help from a foundation, who operated her until 1966, purchased by the shipowner Hilmar Reksten from bergen, who ran her as a philanthropic gesture until 1972
# laid up between 1972 and 1978 because of economical reasons
# since 1986 the foundation "Seilskipet Statsraad Lehmkuhl" is owner and operator of the ship
# the junior staff of Norway's merchant navy is now trained on board, her crew offers interesting programmes to sailing enthusiasts

The Ship has a web site @


Steve Ellwood (admin)
Alan Smillie on Jul 10, 2005 16:20 (12 years ago)
Great shot Ed, can't be to often you get a chance to get photos of sailing ships, lucky man, cheers. Alan
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