“HNoMS Statsraad Lehmkuhl” Visits from November 12-14
Public Visitation Schedule:
Friday, November 13, 2015, from 10:00am – 3:00pm
On Thursday, November 12, 2015, 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 the future Waterside District.
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.
Facts & History:
• Launched in 1914.
• 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)
The ship will depart around 10:00am on Saturday, November 14, 2015. Arrival and departure times are approximate and are subject to change due to weather.