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This is Statsraad Lehmkuhl, a beautiful three-masted barque-rigged sail training vessel, owned and operated by the Statsraad Lehmkuhl Foundation, berthed at Bryggen in Bergen and contracted out for various purposes, including serving as a school ship for the Royal Norwegian Navy.

For anyone interested, you can also sail on this ship and be trained in the art of seamanship - just click here.

Statsraad Lehmkuhl 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 Norwegian 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.

ISO 400, 1/200 sec at f/11, focal length 24mm.

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