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THREE FORTY THREE fireboat

Postby aukepalmhof » Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:47 pm

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Is given on the stamp as MARINE ONE FDNY 343 what is not correct, she was launched as the THREE FORTY THREE.
Built as a fireboat under yard no 968 by Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Panama City, Florida for the New York City Fire Department.
May 2008 laid down.
11 September 2009 launched as the THREE FORTY THREE.
Tonnage 500 grt, dim. 43 x 11 x 2.7m.
Powered by four MTU diesel engines each 2,000 hp, four Hundested variable pitch propellers. Speed 18 knots.
Carried one small rescue boat.
Crew 7
11 September 2009 christened.
April 2010 completed and acquired 23 June 2010.
26 May 2010 commissioned.
12 September 2010 in service. Homeport pier 53 Hudson River.

THREE FORTY THREE is a Ranger 4200 class fireboat that serves the New York City Fire Department as Marine Company 1. Designed by Robert Allan Ltd. and built to replace the 1954 JOHN D MCKEAN, it was commissioned at 0900 on September 11, 2010, exactly nine years after the 2001 terrorist attacks. It is one of four New York fireboats currently in active service.

Namesake
The boat's name comes from the number of FDNY members killed in the line of duty on September 11th, 2001. For days following the terrorist attack the only water available to the area was provided by the FDNY’s Marine Units.
Manufacturing
The THREE FORTY THREE was built by Eastern Shipbuilding of Panama City, Florida, and is the largest single purpose fireboat built to date with the highest pumping capacity of any fireboat ever built. A sister vessel named FIRE FIGHTER II was delivered and placed in service with MARINE 9 in November 2010 to replace the 70-year-old FIRE FIGHTER , which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and represented the city's first major investment in new fireboats in 50 years.

Features
The 140-foot, 500-ton, $27 million fast response boat is the country’s largest fireboat, with a maximum speed of 18 knots. The THREE FORTY THREE incorporates the latest technology available for marine vessels, including the capability of pumping 50,000 gallons of water per minute, nearly 30,000 gallons more than its predecessor. It has an operating crew of seven.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Forty_Three
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