|Los Angeles City Fire Department Fire Boat 2, the Ralph J. Scott, serves the Port of Los Angeles out of Station 112 at Berth 85. Fire Boat 2 carries Los Angeles City shop number 00028.
The Ralph J. Scott was commissioned in October of 1925 by Los Angeles Shipbuilding Co., originally Todd Shipyard. Fire Boat 2 is 100 feet long, 19 feet wide, has a displacement of 152 tons, and has a triple screw propulsion system.
|The Ralph J. Scott is equipped with six Byron-Jackson 4 stage pumps that are each rated at 1,700gpm at 200lbs. of pressure.
As built, the Ralph J. Scott was powered by 6 cylinder Winton gasoline engines. In the 1960's, it was repowered by Crown Coach Corporation of Los Angeles with Hall Scott gasoline engines. In the mid 1980's, Fire Boat 2 was repowered yet again with diesel engines.
As of the most recent repowering in the 1980's, Fire Boat 2 is powered by 9 individual diesel engines as follow:
Engine #1 Detroit Diesel 525hp V12
Engine #2 Detroit Diesel 525hp V12
Engine #3 Cummins Diesel 380hp Inline 6
Engine #4 Cummins Diesel 380hp Inline 6
Engine #5 Cummins Diesel 700hp V12
Engine #6 Cummins Diesel 700hp V12
Engine #7 Cummins Diesel 380hp Inline 6
Engine #8 Hercules Diesel 92hp Inline 6
Engine #9 Hercules Diesel 92hp Inline 6
The Ralph J. Scott has a pumping capacity of 18,839gpm at 200psi.