HNoMS Statsraad Lehmkuhl - Norweigan Tall Ship
|Location:||Otter Berth - Downtown Norfolk|
|Date:||November 7-11, 2013|
|Time:||HNoMS Statsraad Lehmkuhl Docks in Downtown Norfolk on Thursday, November 7, 2013 and departs Norfolk on Monday, November 11, 2013.|
HNoMS Statsraad Lehmkuhl
Thursday, November 7 - 11, 2013
Docked at Otter Berth, Downtown Norfolk
On Thursday, November 7, 2013 the unique and majestic 99-year old Norwegian tall sailing ship "HNoMS Statsraad Lehmkuhl" is scheduled to arrive at approximately 8am in Downtown Norfolk, docking at Otter Berth next to Waterside. The ship will depart on, Monday, November 11, 2013. Arrival and departure times are approximate and are subject to change due inclement weather.
The public is invited to tour the ship starting Friday, November 8th thru Sunday, November 10th from 10am - 4pm daily. Ship tours are free and open to the public.
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 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 9th consecutive year that the ship has called on Norfolk as part of their sail-training schedule. The port visit is sponsored by Norfolk Festevents, Ltd. Guests are encouraged to witness Statsraad Lehmkuhl's ceremonial arrival into port, complete with song, at approximately 8am on Thursday, Nov. 7.
Public Visitation Schedule: Friday, November 8 - Sunday. November 10 from 10am - 4pm daily. Ship tours are free and open to the public.
• 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)
Be sure to follow the HNoMS Statsraad Lehmkuhl on their facebook page as they sail into Norfolk at "Seilskipet Statsraad Lehmkuhl". In order to translate the facebook page to English, right click anywhere on the facebook page and select "Translate to English".