St. Louis (KSDK) - It's officially known as "St. Louis Fire Department Marine Unit number six."
But the city fire department's brand new fireboat will be called the "Stan Musial."
The St. Louis Fire Department will soon take delivery of the new 44-foot-craft.
And because the boat will be the "big hitter" of the Port of St. Louis, it was felt that no better name could be associated with it than that of Cardinals great Stan the Man.
A port grant made the purchase possible.
It can pump 7-thousand-gallons per minute.
The new fireboat is a much needed addition to the department.
That's because St. Louis is now the nation's third largest inland river port by tonnage.