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Philadelphia, PA


Original Feature Posted April 26, 2004 - Re-launched January 28, 2012
Updated June 20, 2012

Philadephia Fire Boats  
Old Phily Fire Boats    New Phily Fire Boats
 

PHILADELPHIA FIRE BOATS

OLD PHILADELPHIA MARINE UNIT 1
Old fireboat pier was torn down in the 1980s.
Boats now located at the USCG station on the Delaware River

 

RELATED SITES
PHILADELPHIA FIRE DEPARTMENT
PHILY FIRE NEWS
PHILY SECOND ALARMERS
 


 


Philadelphia Marine Unit 1



Philadelphia Fireboat
"Delaware"
Built 1950
79'4" length
6,000 gpm capacity


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Fireboat
"Delaware"

 



Philadelphia Fireboat
"Bernard Samuel"
Built 1948
73'10" length
6,000 gpm capacity

 


 

Philadelphia Marine Unit 2
Photo June 2012



Philadelphia Fireboat - Marine Unit 2
"Franklin"
Built 1950
79'4" length,
6,000 gpm


Marine Unit 2
Schuylkill River At Passyunk Avenue
(South West Philadelphia)

 

Philadelphia Fireboat
 "Franklin"
The 1950 steel fireboat is now in reserve, shown here at the Marine 1 dock
July 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Philadelphia, PA

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