Officers' DIning Saloon 1939

Officers' DIning Saloon 1939


When Fir was built, the wardroom was called "The Officers' DIning Saloon,"  a lounge and dining area for officers. The ship's radio room was to the rear.  The Galley is one stair flight below, with the Wheelhouse and the captain's quarters one stair flight above.

The wardroom offers a panoramic view of the buoy deck, forecastle, and bow though a series of picture windows. This is an unusual for configuration for a coast guard cutter, but It is arguably the best room on the boat.  Our idea is to make this into a stateroom for the proprietor. 

The original surfaces were hardwoods with brass fixtures.  In a 1988 refit inexpensive laminate replaced the wood paneling, and a mauve painted drop ceiling was installed with track lighting.  The radio room was incorporated and lounge furniture added.

We will restore the boundaries of the wardroom, and replace the laminate with teak.  New lighting will be installed, and the original metal ceiling will be chipped and repainted. A master bathroom will replace the old radio room.  We will tile the floor and walls, install a head, tub, shower, and sinks.  The old pantry will be converted to a cedar lined closet.

Check out our progress.