|Huntington Beach's Tender 8201 is this 1955 Crown carrying serial number F1042. She is fitted with a Hall-Scott 935
gasoline motor paired with a Fuller 5-speed manual transmission. She is equipped with a 1,250gpm Waterous pump and has
capacity to carry 2,500 gallons of water. Huntington Beach Fire Chief DG Higgins developed the specifications and helped
engineer this unit. As originally equipped, it carried two 1" booster lines each 150' long on electric reels, four 1 1/2"
pre-connected lines each 100' long and two pre-connected 2 1/2" lines each 100' long. An additional 1,600' of 2 1/2" line is
carried in the hose bed. A 600gpm Elkhart deck gun was connected directly to the pump via a 3" gate valve. After serving
Huntington Beach, Tender 8201 was sold the Sierra Brooks Fire Department in Loyalton, CA. In April of 1997, it was
declared surplus and put up for sale. It was purchased and currently owned by a collector.
This tender is one of three built by Crown Coach.
The other two being F1376 for Carmichael, California and F1653 for Juneau, Alaska.
|Updated July 19, 2010