Fireboat for the City of Tacoma

Fireboat for the City of Tacoma, Midship Section

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Fireboat for the City of Tacoma


  • 11/19/1928 (Creation)


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One of 33 technical drawings created by Thomas Mck. Rowlands for the Coastline Shipbuilding Company on November 19, 1928. The design was most likely intended to be housed in the Fireboat Building, Engine Co. No. 16, which would open the following year.

Thomas Mck. Rowlands was a professor of naval architecture at the University of Washington. In addition to education and commission work for the City of Tacoma, Rowlands would charter his yacht Bettybelle for trips around Lake Washington, British Columbia and Alaska.

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The Log. Miller Freeman Publications, 1954, “Seattle Daily Times (Published as THE SEATTLE DAILY TIMES) - June 9, 1936 - Page 16,”, "The Seattle Star (Seattle, Washington) · Thu, Apr 29, 1937 · Page 17"

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Andrew Weymouth, 6/12/2022

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