Final Voyages of the Northwestern




Timeline

Y/M/D Description Place
1937/09/22 Captain H Anderson embarks from Seattle on the NORTHWESTERN's final voyage for the Northwestern Steamship Company. Northbound leg went without incident.
1937/10/03 As the NORTHWESTERN departs Ketchikan, she collides with the Union Oil Dock, three gas fishing boats and the oil barge FALLS OF CLYDE. Ketchikan, Alaska
1937/10/03 As the NORTHWESTERN departs Ketchikan, she collides with the Union Oil Dock, three gas fishing boats and the oil barge FALLS OF CLYDE. SS NORTHWESTERN Shipwreck Site, Unalaska Island
1937/10/03 As the NORTHWESTERN departs Ketchikan, she collides with the Union Oil Dock, three gas fishing boats and the oil barge FALLS OF CLYDE. FALLS OF CLYDE, Honolulu
1940/08/21 Purchased by a conglomerate of three contractors in 1939, the Northwestern is overhauled at the Lake Union Dry dock, Seattle to accommodate 280 naval personnel.
1940/09/30 SS Northwestern begins her final voyage, sailing north to Dutch Harbor under her own power. Arriving in October, she became a floating barracks and power station. Dutch Harbor Naval Operating Base and Fort Mears, US Army, Unalaska Island

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