N.G. Herreshoff WESTWARD

Type: Big Class

Westward Specifications:

LOA: 135’0″ / 41.14m
LWL: 96’0″ / 29.26m
Beam: 26’8″ / 8.12m
Draft: 16’11” / 5.15m
Hull Number: 692
Designer: N.G. Herreshoff
Original Owner: Alexander S. Cochran
Original Skipper: Charlie Barr
Last Owner: Thomas B. Davis
Year Built: March 31, 1910
Built By: Herreshoff Manufacturing Co.
Contract Cost $ 118,000
Gross Displacement: 323 tons
Sail Area: 12,000 sq ft
Status: Destroyed (Scuttled on July 14, 1947)



Built for Millionaire yachtsman Alexander S. Cochran at a cost of $ 118,000. Westward was designed to the International Rule by N.G. Herreshoff to compete in Europe. Westward was the biggest boat built at the time by the Herreshoff yard in Bristol, Rhode Island.

Under the command of skipper Charlie Barr, her first season proved very successful, winning every race in German waters, and eight of nine races in England.

During World War I, Westward was seized by the British government, then later sold to South African businessman T.B. Davis, having enjoyed great racing success for 20 years in the Channel Islands. In accordance to his will, Mr. Davis’ daughter had Westward scuttled on July 14, 1947, in the Hurd Deep, off Jersey, the Channel Islands.

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