Fairbanks Morse Engines Power the USSNew YorkBow stem includes 6.4 tonnes of steel recovered from the World Trade Center’s twin towers
The USS New York is the fifth ship in the San Antonio class, and carries four Fairbanks Morse Colt-Pielstick PC2.5 STC diesel engines manufactured in Beloit, Wisconsin, U.S.A. Together, they deliver over 30 600 kW for main propulsion. “Our Wisconsin and northern Illinois [U.S.A.]-based workforce is proud to have manufactured the propulsion diesels for the USS NewYork, and we are pleased the Navy continues to look to Fairbanks Morse Engine and the Colt-Pielstick medium speed diesel engine family for its mission critical propulsion and power generation needs,” said George Whittier, president of Fairbanks Morse Engine.
The USS New York is named for the people of the U.S. state of New York as a tribute to those who perished on Sept. 11, 2001, and features over 6.4 tonnes of steel from the fallen World Trade Center forged into the ship’s bow. When deployed, the ship will carry 360 sailors and 700 Marines. It will also carry aircraft and landing craftto support an amphibious assault. The ship will be home ported in Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.A. Fairbanks Morse Engine joined the Navy League last month to sponsor the commissioning of the USS New York (LPD 21). Their sponsorship supported the Commissioning Committee’s activities in organizing the commissioning of the U.S. Navy’s newest amphibious assault ship in New York City, New York.
The ship was built by Northrup Grumman at Avondale, Louisiana, U.S.A. Its keel was laid in August 2004. In August 2005, 1200 Louisiana workers stayed in New Orleans, Louisiana, to complete construction despite the destruction to the shipyard left by Hurricane Katrina. It was christened with the name USS New York in March 2008 at ceremonies in Northrop Grumman’s Avondale shipyard.
Fairbanks Morse, an EnPro Indus- tries company, is based in Beloit. The company manufactures diesel engines and generator sets, OEM replacement parts, and provides field service support. Its focus markets are stationary power generation and medium-speed diesel engines and generator sets for the U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard.