John D. McKean (fireboat)

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Career (New York City Fire Department) Flag of the City of New York
Name: Marine 1 John D. McKean
Operator: New York City Fire Department
Builder: John H. Mathis
Laid down: 1954
Homeport: Foot Of Bloomfield St., Manhattan
Status: In reserve
Notes:

Predecessor: George B. McClellan

Successor: Three Forty Three
General characteristics
Tonnage: 334.75 gross tons
Length: 129 ft (39 m)
Beam: 31 ft (9.4 m)
Height: 47.5 ft (14.5 m)
Draft: 9.5 ft (2.9 m)
Propulsion: Twin 1,000 HP Enterprise direct reversible diesel engines
Speed: 16 mph
Capacity: 19,000 gpm[1]
Crew: 7
Time to activate: 1.5 minutes[2]

John D. McKean is a fireboat that served the New York City Fire Department as Marine Company 1.[3]

John D. McKean was one of the fire boats, along with Fire Fighter and the retired John J. Harvey, that responded to Manhattan during the September 11th attacks to supply firefighters with water after water mains broke following the collapses. The boat was also involved in rescuing the passengers of the US Airways Flight 1549 accident.

In 2010, John D. McKean was retired and put in reserve status,[4] after being replaced by a new vessel, the Three Forty Three, named for the FDNY members who lost their lives in the line of duty on September 11, 2001.[5]

She is named after John D. Mckean, who died in a 1953 steam explosion while trying to save a predecessor fireboat, the George B McClellan.[6]

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