firefloat

firefloat

(ˈfaɪəˌfləʊt)
n
(Nautical Terms) a boat used for firefighting
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Any room left would be used by the firefloat William Gregson, and a couple of tugs moored on the dock wall side of the stage.
As an example of a busy day, within my recollection one could see moored - at the same time - liners belonging to Canadian Pacific, Cunard and Elder Dempster, the Isle of Man ferry, the separate Wallasey and Birkenhead Corporation ferries plus a large pilot boat (such as the one now in Canning Dock) and even the firefloat William Gregson.