Thursday, October 21, 2010

Tall Ship "Statsraad Lehmkuhl" to Visit Norfolk, Virginia


Location: Otter Berth, Downtown Norfolk, Virginia
Date: November 4-5, 2010
Time: Ship Arrival
Thursday, November, 4, 2010 at 9 am

Ship Tours
Schools Tours (schools only)
Friday, November 5, 10:00 am - Noon

Public Tours
Friday, November 5: Noon - 4pm 

On Thursday November 4, 2010 the unique and majestic 96-year old Norwegian tall sailing ship "HNoMS Statsraad Lehmkuhl" is scheduled to arrive in Downtown Norfolk at 9 am, docking at Otter Berth next to Waterside. The ship will depart on Friday, November 5, 2010.

On Thursday November 4, 2010 the unique and majestic 96-year old Norwegian tall sailing ship "HNoMS Statsraad Lehmkuhl" is scheduled to arrive in Downtown Norfolk.
Arrival will be immediately followed at 9:30 am with a dockside public welcome ceremony.  The public is invited to tour the ship on Friday, November 5, from noon - 4pm; school groups can reserve a private tour from 10 am - noon.

The Statsraad Lehmkuhl is sailed by the Royal Norwegian Naval Academy's first year officer cadets, who are participating in leadership training and team building 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 6th 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.


The Statsraad Lehmkuhl is sailed by the Royal Norwegian Naval Academy's first year officer cadets, who are participating in leadership training and team building during the trip
The City of Norfolk and her community leaders will officially welcome the HNoMS Statsraad Lehmkuhl on Thursday, November 4 with a flag-raising and dockside ceremony scheduled to take place at Otter Berth in Downtown Norfolk, Virginia.  Lake Taylor High School's NJROTC Color Guard will carry out the flag-raising ceremony beginning at 9:30 am.

School Tour Schedule: Friday, November 5, 2010, 10 am - noon. Please contact Hank Moseley with Festevents, at 757-441-2345 ext.3019 or moseleyh@festevents.org for more information and to arrange for school tours. Schools must provide their own transportation to and from Otter Berth. Ship tours are FREE.

Public Visitation Schedule: Friday, November 5, 2010, Noon - 4 pm. Ship tours are FREE and open to the public from Noon - 4 pm only.

Facts & History: HNoMS Statsraad Lehmkuhl

•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: 98 metres (321.522309711')
•Length of Hull: 259'
•Rig: Three-masted barque
•Height of Rig: 158'
•Beam: 12.6 metres (41.338582677')
•Draught: 5.2 metres (17.060367454'
•High Carbon Steel Hull
•Carries a crew of 125 (100 training)

1 comment:

  1. Wish I was closer so I could see this. Looks like it would be impressive.

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