The Valley Forge Firefighting Tugboat for sale on GovLiquidation.com





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Published on Jan 26, 2012

http://www.GovLiquidation.com - This 1954 U.S. Army 108 ft Firefighting Tugboat has been sold. It went for 64% off the original retail price!

Known as the Valley Forge, this tugboat's length was 108 ft over fenders, 106 ft 11 inches excluding fenders and rubber strakes, 96 ft 3 inches bp length, with a 26 ft 6 inch molded beam, and a 28 ft overall beam.

It was 14 ft 10 inches molded depth amidships, with a 12 ft design draft above base line, and an approximately 12 ft 8 inch full load draft, 11 ft 8 inch lightship Draft.

There was a 30 ft rake of keel between Station 10 & Station 0. The deck camber was 10 ft over a 26 ft 6 inch beam. The lightship displacement was 330 long tons with a full load displacement of approximately 420 long tons. The bollard pull was 31.5 tons at full displacement and maximum engine RPM (900). The speed was 12.9 knots at full displacement and 7 knots astern at full displacement.

The cruising range was 2,090 Nautical miles at 900 RPM (Speed 12.8 knots), 2,739 Nautical miles at 800 RPM (Speed 12.1 knots), 3,935 Nautical miles at 700 RPM (Speed 11.1 knots), 4,688 Nautical miles at 600 RPM (Speed 10.2 knots), 5,793 Nautical miles at 500 RPM (Speed 8.8 knots).

Complement was 10 (4 Officers and 6 Crew). The fuel capacity was 18,692 U.S. gallons, 16,822 usable U.S. gallons with a freshwater capacity of 2,300 U.S. gallons and an AFFF capacity of 1,000 U.S. gallons.

The fire pumping capacity was 7,500 GPM (gallons per minute). The water monitor capacity was 4,000 GPM through 2 off center-line monitors. The foam monitor capacity was 1,250 GPM through 1 off center-line remote hydraulically operated monitor.

The Valley Forge Firefighting Tug was fully operational at the time of sale. The Valley Forge had two Detroit Diesel and two Caterpillar diesel engines that were fully operational. Built by John E. Matton, the 3,000 hp turbo main engines were EMD V12 Cylinder with 815.5 hours on the dial. The manufacturer was Engine System Incorporated ION Corporation serial number-73-K1-1012. The Valley Forge was re-built in 1999 in Hythe, England. When The Valley Forge was re-fitted in 1999, a side thrust steering system which allows the boat to move sideways was installed. All of the manuals associated with the tug boat were stored in the forward crews quarters.

The Valley Forge was turned in due to the thinning of the interior hull (sea chests). The chief engineer stated that the hull thinning did not meet the Army thickness tests but was still within acceptable specifications of the U.S. Coast Guard.

Some electronic devices put on after the 1999 overhaul were removed. These were the electronic devices included with The Valley Forge: Sea 330 HF/SSB Radio Telephone, Ross Digital Depth Indicator, Rockwell Global Position System (GPS), Furuno NavTex Receiver, 2 IBM Computers (Hard Drives were removed).

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