New Fireboat Will Be
The eleventh fireboat of the New York fire department will be launched at Elizabethport, N. J., in five or six weeks and is to be called the William J. Gaynor. The hull is of steel, 118 feet long and 25 feet beam. While it will be a powerful craft, it will be in the second class, three of the present boats exceeding the Gaynor in point of water power. The new craft is under contract requirement to pump 7,000 gallons of water a minute and 13,000 under high pressure. The Thomas Willett. James Duane and the New Yorker will each pump 15,000 gallons a minute under high pressure. Some days ago Fire Commissioner Johnson wrote to Mayor Gaynor asking if he might name the new craft in his honor and this morning came a reply that he might if it would be following custom. Nine of the ten boats now in service have been named for mayors of New York. The William J. Gaynor is being built by the John W. Sullivan Company and will cost $118,749.