CFAV Firebrand (YTR 562)
Her three water cannons can fire water, supplemented by fire suppressant foam from her two 250 gallon tanks. Her water cannons are capable of pumping a 19,000 litres per minute at 150 psi. Although not operated as such, she can also serve as a tugboat, and has a bollard pull of 7.5 tons.
On December 4, 2012 the Department of National Defence published an enquiry for Canadian shipbuilders interested in building replacements for the Glen class tugs¸ and fire class fireboats. A single class would replace both the rugs and the fireboats, and would be operated by civilian crews. The replacement vessels would have water cannons that could be controlled remotely, by a single individual. The replacement vessels would have bollard pull of 40 tons -- almost six times as much as the fire class vessels are capable of.
|speed||11 knots (20.37 km/h)|
|water cannons||3 x manually-controlled 3" (7.6cm) monitors|
|fire pumps||2 x diesel-driven, 2500 gpm @ 150 psi each|
- "Canadian Forces Small Ships — the Fire class YTR Rescue Boats". Canadian American Strategic Review. Archived from the original on 2008-03-02. http://web.archive.org/web/20080302225329/http://www.sfu.ca/casr/101-navy-aux-ytr-fire.htm. Retrieved 2008-02-13. "Firebrand is a name with a heritage. The fireship Firebrand was launched in 1694 but the Crimea-era HMS Firebrand is better known."