Historic Norwegian Navy training ship sets sail for maintenance

 Statsraad Lehmkuhl Foundation
Statsraad Lehmkuhl Foundation
Statsraad Lehmkuhl Foundation
Statsraad Lehmkuhl Foundation

Norwegian maritime services company Bergen Group Services has been contracted to perform maintenance and upgrade work for the 10-year classification of SS Statsraad Lehmkuhl next month.

Built in 1914 as a training ship for the German merchant marine, SS Statsraad Lehmkuhl is a three-masted steel bark built by Johann C Tecklenberg at Bremerhaven-Geestemünde.

It served as a school training vessel for the German Navy, and has been chartered for the same purpose by the Royal Norwegian Navy since 2002.

The 103-year-old ship, which is one of the few three-masted bark-rigged ships still operating, is scheduled to be put in dry dock at Laksevåg for the 10-year classification and other maintenance.

In addition, Bergen Group Services has also signed a five-year framework (with additional 2+2 year options) agreement with the Statsraad Lehmkuhl Foundation covering future maintenance and upgrades of the historic sail ship.

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