The Windward is an oil tanker which operates around Crown City.
The ship came under attack by Hammerstrike, resulting in the captain sending a distress call before abandoning ship with his crew. The distress call was picked up by the Autobots and Bumblebee, along with Grimlock took a boat out to the vessel to investigate. They boarded the Windward to find it deserted, however Hammerstrike himself turned up in the sea nearby, resulting in Grimlock becoming stranded at the bottom of the sea when he jumped in to fight. Bumblebee tangled with Hammerstrike on the deck of the ship, but the arrival of the coast guard distracted him, allowing the Decepticon to escape. Bumblebee and Grimlock returned to the scrapyard empty handed.