Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 30-05-2009, 23:30   #1
CF Adviser
Moderator Emeritus
TaoJones's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Montrose, Colorado
Posts: 9,847
The History of Fireboat 2

After 78 years of tireless duty, Fireboat 2's days on the water in service to the Los Angeles Fire Department, are over. She's high and dry these days, and her next berth will be in a museum. From the Los Angeles Times:

* * *

"Heroic Fireboat 2 is out of the water

Email Picture
Los Angeles Fire Department Historial Society
"THE LITTLE CRAFT THAT COULD: The Los Angeles Fire Departmentís Boat 2 is lowered into dry dock in San Pedro in 2004. The vessel was officially named the Ralph J. Scott in 1965, in honor of a former chief.

"The intrepid vessel served the L.A. Fire Department for 78 years and is a National Historic Landmark. But it's on blocks these days, waiting to be housed in a nearby San Pedro museum.

"By Steve Harvey

"May 31, 2009

"After all the harrowing situations it had faced -- the ship fires, the explosions, the waterfront blazes -- Fireboat 2 nearly met its end in quieter fashion a few years ago.

"The L.A. Fire Department vessel was docked at Terminal Island when an onboard visitor, the craft's retired pilot Bill Dahlquist, noticed a hole beneath the waterline of its eroded hull. Boat 2 was taking on water, fast.

"What did Dahlquist do? He plugged the leak with a paintbrush handle."

* * *

To read the rest of the compelling story of the LAFD's Fireboat 2, go to:

Heroic Fireboat 2 is out of the water - Los Angeles Times

"Your vision becomes clear only when you look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks within, awakens."
Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961)
TaoJones is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
History Dream Chaser Meets & Greets 14 10-11-2009 14:22
hurricane history DannyP Monohull Sailboats 2 27-04-2009 06:02
A Brief History of CF GordMay Forum News & Announcements 57 10-01-2009 15:44
The 85 Foot Baltimore City Fireboat CanQua Powered Boats 10 16-12-2008 05:00
These Days in History GordMay The Sailor's Confessional 2 06-08-2005 01:09

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:52.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.