Westward

Member Type: 

Classic

Boat Name: 

Westward

Year: 

1924

Length: 

86'

Builder: 

Martinolich

Designer: 

L.E. "Ted" Geary

Fleet: 

  • Pacific Northwest

Designer: L.E. “Ted” Geary   

Built:  1924, Martinolich Shipyard, Docton Washington (Vashon Island)

Length: 86′-0″     Breadth: 18′-8″   Draft: 9′-5″    Displacement: 137.5 tons

Register L: 81.5  B: 18.7  D: 9.6  Gross Tons: 112 (95 ITC)  Net: 58 m   O.N.: 223931

Engine: Atlas Imperial 110 hp  Cruise: 8 kts  Fuel: 2200 g.  Range: 2500 n.m.

Accommodations:  11 + 6 crew    Water: 1000 g + R.O. watermaker


Westward's Wartime Service

Provided by previous owner, Hugh Reilly:

Westward served, conscripted by the U.S. of A. Public Roads Administration on January 3rd, 1943 and returned June 3rd, 1947----apparently immediately subsequent to her sale (or sale of her “return” rights) by her pre-war owners to Doc Freeman & partners----Messers. Gibson & Masserly. The foregoing per Westward’s U.S.C.G. Abstract of Title.
 
Westward’s war-time service was carried out, at least in part, in San Francisco Bay where she was reliably (albeit anecdotally) reported in billet-duty in Petaluma, CA.  Upon her release from war-time service, she was drydocked in Sausalito to prepare for her return voyage to Seattle---where she joined Doc Freeman’s post-war navy for six months. Westward’s northbound delivery-crew included Dave Updike.
 
This is the extent of our knowledge of Westward’s war-time Service; we would welcome any further information to compliment the history we’ve complied for Westward’s recent listing (April 2007) in the National Register of Historic Places.

Westward

Westward served, conscripted by the U.S. of A. Public Roads Administration on January 3rd, 1943 and returned June 3rd, 1947----apparently immediately subsequent to her sale (or sale of her “return” rights) by her pre-war owners to Doc Freeman & partners----Messers. Gibson & Masserly. The foregoing per Westward’s U.S.C.G. Abstract of Title.
 
Westward’s war-time service was carried out, at least in part, in San Francisco Bay where she was reliably (albeit anecdotally) reported in billet-duty in Petaluma, CA.  Upon her release from war-time service, she was drydocked in Sausalito to prepare for her return voyage to Seattle---where she joined Doc Freeman’s post-war navy for six months. Westward’s northbound delivery-crew included Dave Updike.
 
This is the extent of our knowledge of Westward’s war-time Service; we would welcome any further information to compliment the history we’ve complied for Westward’s recent listing (April 2007) in the National Register of Historic Places.