This Vancouver-to-San Francisco fire-boat - any more details on her ?
She is definitely an older ship-design; that has been modernized.
From The Web; some of her history:
Briefly, from this 'Site:
San Francisco, California, USA apparently has the 2 Fire-boats - both similar vintage.
Firstly, the "Phoenix - Fire Boat 1
", built 1954, which pumped 6400 US gpm (24, 230 litres per min)ashore to the Relay Pumping set-up during the 1989 Earthquake fires.
Secondly, this vessel shown, the "Guardian - Fire Boat 2
" ex-Vancouver BC "Fire-Boat 2
", served 1951 to late 1980's; pumps' capacity 20, 000 Imp gpm (90, 920 litres per min). From 1971 on - was Vancouver's only fire-boat; thence sold off to scrap-yard. She was replaced by 5 smaller, fast-response fire-craft maintained by the 5 cities' Fire Dept's that share the Vancouver marine area.
After the 17 Oct/1989 Loma Prieta earth-quake and devastation; a number of San Francisco folks raised the funds, and with volunteers' efforts, saving her from the scrap-yard torches and sailing her down to San Francisco, to go into service there.
That is Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; and not Vancouver, Washington State, USofA; which is further down the Pacific Coast. Both ports named after the renowned naval hydrographer and explorer, Captain George Vancouver RN, of King's Lynn, County Norfolk, England. ( Er, now part of Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service (<:] ... )
Great photo - so few of those classic Harbour Fire Boats left afloat.
Regards, from Canada,