Fireboats of Seattle

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As a major port, the Seattle Fire Department has maintained a fleet of fireboats in Seattle, Washington since the 1890s.[1]

Fireboats in Seattle, Washington
image name launched retired notes
Seattle fireboat Snoqualmie, in her original configuration.png Snoqualmie 1891 1935
  • First fireboat on North America's west coast.[1]
Originally the Seattle fireboat Duwamish was built with a 'ram' bow.jpg Duwamish 1909 1985
  • Duwamish was originally built with a "ram" bow, so she could sink a blazing vessel before it set other vessels ablaze.[1]
  • Currently a museum ship.
Fireboat Alki, circa 1928 (7789428598).jpg Alki 1927 2013
Chief Seattle fire boat -a.jpg Chief Seattle 1984 in service
Marine One fireboat.JPG Marine One 2006 in service
Fireboat Leschi 02.jpg Leschi 2007 in service


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Richard Schneider (2007). Seattle Fire Department. Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 9781439634332. Retrieved on 2017-03-20. 

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