Three Forty Three (fireboat)

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Career (New York City Fire Department) Flag of the City of New York
Name: Three Forty Three
Operator: New York City Fire Department
Awarded: Dec. 28, 2007
Builder: Eastern Shipbuilding Group
Laid down: 2008
Launched: Sept. 11, 2009
Sponsored by: Department of Homeland Security
Christened: Sep. 11, 2009
Commissioned: 2009-2010
In service: Summer 2010 (scheduled)
Status: Delivered
Notes: Predecessor: John D. McKean
General characteristics
Tonnage: 500
Length: 140 ft (43 m)[1]
Beam: 36 ft (11 m)
Draft: 9 ft (2.7 m)
Installed power: MTU 4x2000 HP engines
Propulsion: Hundested 4 X Variable Pitch Propellers
Speed: 20 mph
Boats and landing
craft carried:
Capacity: 20,000 gpm/50,000 gpm max
Crew: 7

Three Forty Three is a Robert Allan Ltd. designed fireboat being built to replace the John D. McKean to serve the New York City Fire Department as Marine Company 1.[2]

The boat's name comes from the number of FDNY members killed in the line of duty on September 11th, 2001. At 140 feet (43 m) it is longest fireboat in the world.[3]


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