‘Westward Ho’ at Stornoway







On the
30th May 2009
this 106ft, gaff-rigged ketch
from the Faroes visited
Stornoway









She was built
in
Grimsby
in
1884
 and sold to the
Faroe Islanders
 in
1895










A small glimpse
of what would
have been a
familiar sight
in Stornoway
a century
or more
ago

Built in 1884 by Leaver & Co., Grimsby as a fishing vessel. 
Launched as the WESTWARD HO. 
Tonnage 88.51 gross, 34.7 net, dim. 77 x 22.8 x 10.6ft. 
Original built with one mast, in 1925 converted to a ketch rigged fishing vessel. Sail area around 230 sq. ft.

Pictures of her under sail:
http://www.westwardho.fo/default.asp?show=page&id=2524

Information  from the
Tall Ships Race 2008
 http://www.tallshipsraces.com/Vessels/Vessel.asp?VesID=3316
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