Last night I was out for a walk and I went past the harbour just as Statsraad Lehmkuhl came in. This ship is quite impressive and against a beautiful evening sky it was really a sight to see!
The ship was built in 1914 in Germany and has a very interesting history. If you’re interested you can read more here.
Harold A.Underhill has given the following statement about «Statsraad Lehmkuhl»:
“This ship is I think the best looking of all the three-posters of barque rig, and that is quite a statement, for there were, and still are, some extremely fine vessels of this class, and it is far easier to pick out the odd one which is not quite so pleasing than to select one to place above her contemporaries; yet I do think that this ship can make that claim, and what is more, I think that a glance at her profile will also convince the reader of that point. I find the sweep of her cutwater just perfect – and I like curves for their own sake – the sheer just right, and the whole composition so pleasing that I get great pleasure from this particular design.”
Sail Training and Cadet Ships, 1956.
I would like to go out sailing with this boat ar some point. Unfortunately I could not go for the trip yesterday, but I’m sure my time will come 🙂