40ft Firefloat Mk.IA

RAF NUMBERS CONVERSIONS FROM 40ft SEAPLANE TENDERS (See Conversion Table)
BUILDER Various
DISPLACEMENT Laoded....7.94 Tons
Light.........6.39 Tons
HULL DIMENSIONS LOA.........40'
Beam.......8' 9"
Draught.... Loaded..... 2' 7.5" aft
                                      1' 10.5" fwd
Draught.... Light.... 2' 5.25" aft
                                 1' 8.5" fwd
HULL PLANKING Material........Mahogany
Method.......Single (Sides) - Double Diagonal (Bottom)
Side Thickness.....5/8"
Bottom Thickness...3/4"
MAIN PROPULSION Twin Perkins S6M diesels each 130 bhp
GEARBOX Meadows
REDUCTION Direct
PROPELLOR Material . . . Nickel Aluminium Bronze
Pitch. . . . . .16.5"
Diameter . .16.75"
Hand . . . . . .Left Hand
TAILSHAFT Material. . . .Monel Metal
Diameter . . .1.25""
MAXIMUM SPEED 21 Knots
MAXIMUM CRUISING SPEED 18 Knots
TOTAL FUEL CARRIED 80 Gallons
RANGE AT CRUISING SPEED 150 Miles (light)
FIRE PUMP MACHINERY Single Coventry Climax Type F
FIRE PUMP Single 500 Gallons/Minute centrifugal pump
MONITOR 1 x Hand Swivelling 2.5" with No.10 Breanchpipe
FOAM TANK 2 x 50 Gallons
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