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Statsraad Lehmkuhl

Statsraad Lehmkuhl in Bergen

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Statsraad Lehmkuhl . Formerly the Grossherzog Friedrich August,……surprisingly after the 1st world war she was turned over to the British as part of reparations, WHO??? Had no use for her gave her back.
http://college.hmco.com/history/readerscomp/ships/html/sh_087100_statsraadleh.htm
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Gave her back they did not.
She was built in 1914 as a training ship for the German merchant marine with the name "Grossherzog Friedrich August". After the First World War the ship was taken as a prize by Great Britain and in 1921, when the ship was lying in Newcastle, the Bergen Stemship Co. purchased her for 270 000 Norwegian crowns under the initiative of Kristofer Lehmkuhl, a former Norwegian cabinet minister, and the ship was renamed "Statsraad Lehmkuhl". This in commemoration of Mr. Lehmkuhl's governmental service and his efforts for the school-ship cause. Hence the name, which means "Cabinet Minister Lehmkuhl". Regards, Stein.
 

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