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October 31, 2012

Location: Otter Berth - Downtown Norfolk
Date: November 4-7, 2012
Time: HNoMS Statsraad Lehmkuhl Docks in Downtown Norfolk on Sunday November 4, 2012 and departs Norfolk on Wednesday, November 7, 2012.
HNoMS Statsraad Lehmkuhl
Sunday, November 4 - 7, 2012
Docked at Otter Berth, Downtown Norfolk

On Sunday, November 4, 2012 the unique and majestic 98-year old Norwegian tall sailing ship "HNoMS Statsraad Lehmkuhl" is scheduled to arrive at approximately 10am in Downtown Norfolk, docking at Otter Berth next to Waterside. The ship will depart on Wednesday, November 7, 2012. The public is invited to tour the ship on Tuesday, November 6, from 3pm-6pm. 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 8th 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 10am on Sunday Nov. 6.

Public Visitation Schedule: Tuesday, November 6, 2012, 3pm - 6pm. Ship tours are free and open to the public from 3pm - 6pm 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: 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)

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