Police Boat Equipped With Deck Pipes
The new police boat “Stephen O’Meara” recently completed at the yard of the George Lawley & Son Corporation, Neponset, Mass., for Boston from designs by Gordon Munroe, is equipped with auxiliary fire pumps and two deck guns, one of which has a capacity of 1100 gallons of water per minute.
A test of the fire fighting equipment of the boat was held in Boston harbor and was witnessed by Police Commissioner Eugene C. Hultman, Supt. Edward E. Williamson, of the Maintenance Division, Boston Fire Department; and W. C. Bailey, supervisor of high pressure, Boston Fire Department.
The vessel is built of wood and has a triple expansion steam engine. There are two Scotch boilers. The boat is 118 feet in. length overall; 107 feet, 7 inches length on the waterline; 10 feet, 1 inch depth of hold; 22 feet, 6 inches beam; and 9 feet draft. The frames and planking are of white oak and the decks and houses of white pine. The deckhouse contains a room aft for the commissioner and a lounging and mess room forward for the crew. The cost of the boat was $200,000.