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 F.D.N.Y. - Page 4


Original Feature Posted April 26, 2004 - Re-launched January 28, 2012
Reorganized December 9 ,2015      Updated December 9, 2015

FDNY P1 The Marine Division FDNY P2 The Old Boats
FDNY P3 Old Marine 1 "McKean" FDNY P4 New Marine 1 "343"
FDNY P5 Old Marine 2 "Harvey" FDNY P6 The Small Boats
FDNY P7 Old Marine 6 "Kane" FDNY P8 New Marine 6 "Bravest"
FDNY P9 Old Marine 9
"Fire Fighter"
FDNY P10 New Marine 9
"Fire Fighter II
NYPD P11 Police Boats FDNY P12 New Marine  "Feehan"
   
FDNY Historic Page 1 Overview FDNY Historic Page 2 1862-1885
FDNY Historic Page 3 1890-1898 FDNY Historic Page 4 1903-1907
FDNY Historic Page 5 1908-1908 FDNY Historic Page 6 1914-1938
FDNY Historic Page 7 1954-1958 FDNY Historic Page 8 1958-1992

 

FDNY NEW MARINE CO.1
"Three Forty Three"

"Three Forty Three"
FDNY Fireboat - Marine Company 1

2009 built by Eastern Shipbuilding Group
Designed by Robert Allen Ltd
Panama City, Florida
140' LOA - 36' Beam - 9' draft
Top speed approx 18 knots
Powered by (4) 2000 HP engines.
Capable of 50,000 gpm with all (4) engines pumping
Rated at 20,000 gpm with (2) engines pumping
11 remote controlled monitors including:
(1) 17,000 gpm, (6) 6,000 gpm, and (4) 2,000 gpm
3,600 gallons of foam
Also equipped with a hydraulic crane/tower ladder unit
and onboard generators for power supply.
500 ton vessel - cost $27 Million
First of the (3) new FDNY Fire Boats delivered
Twin Sister ship to the 2009 Fireboat "Fire Fighter II"
Marine Company 1 assigned to Manhattan
on the Hudson River.

 

NEW YORK CITY FIRE BOATS
There is perhaps no other city that comes to mind first when thinking about fire boats.
The Fire Department of New York City has a very long and historic history of fighting fires
on land and the sea. The city has 560 miles of waterfront and has long been one of the busiest
ports in the world.

Over the years many major historic incidents have occurred on the waters of New York
city and every one involved the response of fire boats. While many of the wharfs, warehouses,
and ships of the waterfront are no longer, the FDNY continues to respond to a wide variety
of emergencies. The September 11, 2001 World Trade Center collapse and the jet landing
in the Hudson River are but two of the more recent.

The first fire boat in the city dates back to 1875. At its height, in the early 1900's, the FDNY
Marine Division had 10 fireboat stations within the city. Budget cuts in the late 1960's and 1970's
reduced the fleet to 4 Marine Companies. Marine 1, 2, 6 and 9.
In 1992 that dropped to 3 Marine Companies with the closing of Marine 2.
The current Marine Companies 1, 6, and 9 continue to provide service.

Always some of the most powerful fireboats in the world, the fleet of the FDNY was
capable of pumping in excess of between 10,000 and 20,000 gpms.
The "Firefighter" of Marine 9 is possibly one of the most powerful and famous of all
recent boats, although each holds a special place in history.

Following 9/11, the department recognized the continued value of a fire boat fleet
and developed plans for upgrading the fleet to meet the needs of the future.
In the late 2000's, three new and powerful boats entered service.
Older boats have gone into reserve status or retirement.

Today, the FDNY operates the most modern and powerful boats in the world,
capable of pumping 50,000 gpms. In addition, they have developed boats
that are capable of higher speeds and specialized operations.

 

RELATED SITES
FIRE DEPARTMENT CITY OF NEW YORK
UNOFFICIAL FDNY SITE
FIREBOAT.ORG
THE BRAVEST.COM
 

YOU TUBE VIDEO OF
 FDNY MARINE CO. 9 "FIRE FIGHTER"
Added March 29, 2008

          FOR MORE ON THE HARVEY AND FDNY FIREBOATS           
WWW.FIREBOAT.ORG
Find out how you can support the preservation of this great vessel
and maybe take a ride on her!.

 

FDNY MARINE CO.1
 

FDNY MARINE COMPANY 1
The new Marine Company 1 Station is located on the Hudson River at Bloomfield Street
opened in 2011. Home to the new Marine Company 1 "343" and "Marine 1 Alpha" small boat.

Marine Company 1 new quarters looking across from New Jersey.
Marine 1 Alpha cruising bye.

Marine 1 - July 2012

End of the dock at Marine 1 - July 2012

Marine 1 over looking the re-building of the World Trade Center - July 2012.

Prior to the new boat station opening in 2011, the "Three Forty Three"
and Marine Co. 1 were docked at pier 40.

 

 

 

FDNY MARINE COMPANY 1
"Three Forty Three"

FDNY Fireboat - Marine 1
"THREE FORTY THREE"
The new FDNY Marine Company 1
Built in 2009 at Eastern Shipbuilding Group in Panama City, Florida
Commissioned on September 11, 2010
140' Length, 36' Beam, 9' Draft
50,000 GPM - 11 Remote controlled monitors
3,600 gallons of foam
Equipped with large boom / crane
Cost estimated at $27 Million.

"Three Forty Three"
FDNY Fireboat - Marine Company 1
Blessing of the Fleet
July 2011

"Three Forty Three"
FDNY Fireboat - Marine Company 1
Blessing of the Fleet
July 2011

"Three Forty Three" & "Fire Fighter II"
FDNY Fireboat - Marine Company 1 & 9
Blessing of the Fleet
July 2011

"Three Forty Three" from the "Harvey"
July 2011

Boats put on a traditional water display at the 2011 Blessing of the Fleet

 

 

"Three Forty Three"
FDNY Fireboat - Marine Company 1
Blessing of the Fleet
July 2012

 

"Three Forty Three"
FDNY Fireboat - Marine Company 1
On display at the Intrepid Museum
July 2011

 

 

 

Marine Company 1 Alpha
Manhattan Fireboat  "Marine 1 Alpha"

FDNY Fireboat - MARINE 1 ALPHA
Along with the 140 foot 343, Marine 1 also operates a smaller approx 27' boat
able to respond quickly to any incident.

 

 

 

 

New York City, NY

F.D.N.Y.


Updated December 9, 2015

FDNY P1 The Marine Division FDNY P2 The Old Boats
FDNY P3 Old Marine 1 "McKean" FDNY P4 New Marine 1 "343"
FDNY P5 Old Marine 2 "Harvey" FDNY P6 The Small Boats
FDNY P7 Old Marine 6 "Kane" FDNY P8 New Marine 6 "Bravest"
FDNY P9 Old Marine 9
"Fire Fighter"
FDNY P10 New Marine 9
"Fire Fighter II
NYPD P11 Police Boats FDNY P12 New Marine  "Feehan"
   
FDNY Historic Page 1 Overview FDNY Historic Page 2 1862-1885
FDNY Historic Page 3 1890-1898 FDNY Historic Page 4 1903-1907
FDNY Historic Page 5 1908-1908 FDNY Historic Page 6 1914-1938
FDNY Historic Page 7 1954-1958 FDNY Historic Page 8 1958-1992

 

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