Ralph J. Scott (fireboat)

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U.S. National Register of Historic Places
U.S. National Historic Landmark
Location: Berth 85, San Pedro, California
Coordinates: 33°43′56″N 118°16′30″W / 33.73222°N 118.275°W / 33.73222; -118.275Coordinates: 33°43′56″N 118°16′30″W / 33.73222°N 118.275°W / 33.73222; -118.275
Built/Founded: 1925[2]
Architect: L.A. Shipbuilding & Drydock Corp.
Governing body: Local
Added to NRHP: June 30, 1989
NRHP Reference#: 89001430[1]

The Ralph J. Scott, also known as Fireboat #2, is a 100-foot fireboat that was attached to the Los Angeles Fire Department serving the Port of Los Angeles. It was retired in 2003 after 78 years and replaced by the Warner L. Lawrence. The Ralph J. Scott is on display near the Los Angeles Maritime Museum in San Pedro.


She is 100 feet long and can pump 17,000 gpm[3]. Its namesake is a former Chief Engineer of the LAFD.[2].

When she was retired, she had to be removed from the water due to the condition of her rivets and the lack of skilled labor to hand rivet the hull.

See also


  1. "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. http://www.nr.nps.gov/. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 NHL Writeup
  3. LAFD history of fireboats

External links

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