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

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PHILADELPHIA FIRE BOATS

Philadelphia - Marine Unit 1
"Independence"
2007 Derecktor 66' Fireboat
5500 gpm - 200 gals AFFF
Aluminum hull with draft of only about 2.5 feet
Powered by (4) Detroit series 60 diesels capable of approx 35 knots
Jet drive propulsion
First new fireboat commissioned by Philadelphia Fire Department in 57 years.
(photos B Crosby July 2009)


USCG Station and home of Philadelphia Marine Unit 1
Located at South Columbus Blvd & Washington Ave on the Delaware River


Marine Unit 1 also has a 16' inflatable

 

 

 


Across the river on the Jersey shore at Camden is the Battleship New Jersey.


Modern electronics and controls in pilot house


Pump Panel


 

New Philadelphia Fire Boat "Independence" launched July 2007 from Derecktor Shipyard Bridgeport, CT
(Photo courtesy of Derecktor Shipyard)
Nov 2007
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