D. McKean is a fireboat that served the New York City Fire
Department as Marine Company 1.
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, 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.
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.