Details of the Fire Boats of San Francisco.

Details of the Fire Boats of San Francisco.

Tonnage of each boa_____ , 244 tons; draught, 9 feet 6 inches, mean; batteries, three 3-inch; batteries, four, 1 1/2-inch; hose lines, 20,3 1/2-inch; hose carried, 5,000 feet, can carry unlimited amount; tower, one, 3-inch battery; speed of ship, 12 knots; engines, twin compound; electric lighting, one dynamo, direct connected; steam steering gear; tower elevation, 27 feet; tower height above water line, 57 feet; boilers, two Babcock & Wilcox; horsepower. 1,750; horsepower of engines, 700; horsepower of auxiliary machinery, 200; f0ire pumps, two turbine driven; horsepower, each 600; capacity of each boat, 11,000 gallons per minute; cost of each boat, $160,000; name of boats, Dennis T. Sullivan and David Scannell.

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