Falls of Clyde is an iron-hulled, four mated sailing vessel which has been modified many times in her life.
She is now a floating exhibit floating in Honolulu harbor.
In 1907 Falls of Clyde was a sailing oil tanker with a capacity of 19,000 barrels. In this configurations she sailed from Gaviota, California with kerosene which she discharged in Honolulu at the Oahu Railway and Land company's pier 16. On her return voyages, she carried bulk molasses to California, where it was used for cattle feed.
Ten riveted steel bulk liquid cargo tanks, five on the port, five on the starboard side, were built into the ship. The tanks, reinforced by cross braces, are separated into two levels, with smaller wing or "summer" tanks atop larger tanks. The steel tops of the wing tanks form part of the weather deck; two 10-foot wide steel deck sections run from the poop to the forecastle on the port and starboard sides of the vessel, with the original wooden deck running in a 20-foot wide section along the centerline. Each tank is marked by a 3- x 4- x 2.6-foot steel expansion trunk on the steel sections of the weather deck. Steel ladders running through the trunks provide access to the tank interiors and control valves. A large pumproom and boilerroom were added forward behind an oil- tight steel bulkhead. The boilerroom, a 20- x 30-foot space, has a single oil-fired "Scotch" fire-tube boiler, a D.C. dynamo, and a fuel-feed pump. A short smokestack originally rose above the weather deck from the boiler room; the opening remains in the deck, but the stack has been removed. The pumproom, divided into two levels, contains large feedwater tanks for the boiler on its upper ('tween deck) level. The lower pumproom, in the hold, is reached by a single steel ladder. It contains a 10-inch horizontal reciprocating oil cargo pump and a similar 8-inch saltwater ballast pump, both manufactured by the George P. Dow Pumping Engine Co. of San Francisco. Steel piping, including pipes for heating crude oil and molasses cargoes, transfer and discharge pipes, and control valves, line the pumproom.
From: http://www.cr.nps.gov/maritime/nhl/falls.htm and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falls_of_Clyde
A photo shows the corrosion below the bow deck of the Falls of Clyde, moored at Pier 7 in Honolulu Harbor. Bishop Museum is transferring ownership of the landmark vessel to a nonprofit group, which hopes to restore it. For more than a year, its owner, the Bishop Museum, had planned to sink the ship offshore. The museum, Hawaii’s largest, said that more than $30 million was needed to restore the ship “to her former glory.” October, 2008