Her pumps were capable of projecting 13,000 gallons per minute.
As the Fire Department's most powerful vessel she was considered the fleet's flagship
, until her retirement in 1931, when she was replaced by John J. Harvey
On January 18, 1909, the crew of The New Yorker
rescued a young woman who had slipped on the ice on the seawall near their boat, and fallen into the river.
Two observers had jumped in after Albertine Decquer, and the fireboat's crew rescued all three.
On June 9, 1922, The New Yorker
rescued Fannie Schecht, a well-dressed young woman who was seen trying to make her way to shore, in the middle of the Hudson.