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CALIFORNIA BOATS
Alameda    Eureka-Humboldt Bay   LONG BEACH   Long Beach 15   Long Beach 20 
Long Beach Lifeguards   LOS ANGELES CITY   Los Angeles City 1   Los Angeles City 2   Los Angeles City 3  
Los Angeles City 4   Los Angeles City 5   Los Angeles County   Los Angeles County Lifeguards  
Monterey   Oakland    Orange County 1   Orange County 2   Orange County 3   Redwood City  
Richmond    San Diego Harbor 1    San Diego Harbor 2     San Diego Lifeguards 
San Francisco 1   San Francisco 2   San Francisco 3   Sausalito-Southern Marin   Tiburon  

FIREBOAT 15

     

Long Beach Fire department
"Liberty"
"Fireboat 15"

Long Beach built (2) nearly identical fireboats in 1988.
The "Challenger" and "Liberty" are 88' 6" LOA, 21' beam, 6' draft.
Each can pump approx 10,000 gpm.
The boats were built by Moss Point Marine in Escataupa, Mississippi.

Soon after delivered, both were required to undergo extensive repairs
to correct some design and construction issues which had quickly lead
to serious corrosion problems.

1988 LA Times Article on problems with "new" boats at the time

"Liberty" will be replaced by a new vessel named "Vigilance" in 2017.

Fireboat 15 is located at 202 Pier F Ave, Long Beach
at the Long Beach Container Terminal on Long Beach Middle Harbor.

Photos Oct 2016

 

Also see Long Beach Fireboats
Fireboat 15
Fireboat 20
Lifeguard Rescue Boats

 

 

 

 

 

The retired 1988 vessel "Challenger", also called Fireboat 15, was identical to "Liberty."
The "Challenger" was retired with the arrival of the new larger ship "Protector"
in 2016.  Shown here stripped of all firefighting equipment in San Pedro, CA.
Oct 2016

 

 

 

Other Boats


CALIFORNIA BOATS
Alameda    Eureka-Humboldt Bay   LONG BEACH   Long Beach 15   Long Beach 20 
Long Beach Lifeguards   LOS ANGELES CITY   Los Angeles City 1   Los Angeles City 2   Los Angeles City 3  
Los Angeles City 4   Los Angeles City 5   Los Angeles County   Los Angeles County Lifeguards  
Monterey   Oakland    Orange County 1   Orange County 2   Orange County 3   Redwood City  
Richmond    San Diego Harbor 1    San Diego Harbor 2     San Diego Lifeguards 
San Francisco 1   San Francisco 2   San Francisco 3   Sausalito-Southern Marin   Tiburon  

 

 

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