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USS The Sullivans, which fought in World War II, partially sinks in Buffalo


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The USS The Sullivans, a decommissioned Navy warship, partially sank in waters near Buffalo, New York.

The Navy destroyer, commissioned in 1943, began rolling to starboard on Thursday. Workers at the Naval and Military Park where it is held have begun efforts to save the ship with support from local and state politicians.

“The USS Sullivans is a National Historic Landmark and a true western New York treasure. Just ten days ago, on the 79th anniversary of the ship’s launch, we announced federal funding of $490 $000 to support the repairs needed to protect the ship and the incredible story that goes with it,” said Rep. Brian Higgins of New York.

USS The Sullivans, a decommissioned ship in Buffalo, New York, was partially submerged Thursday, April 14, 2022.
(United States Coast Guard of the Great Lakes)

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“We were just at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park yesterday honoring veterans and we join the community in being shocked and sickened to see the Sullivans taking so much water today “, continued Higgins. “We are in communication with the City of Buffalo and Naval Park. We thank U.S. Coast Guard Station Buffalo and local emergency personnel and the Naval Park team for all they are doing to save the Sullivans. .”

USS The Sullivans, a decommissioned ship in Buffalo, New York, was partially submerged Thursday, April 14, 2022.

USS The Sullivans, a decommissioned ship in Buffalo, New York, was partially submerged Thursday, April 14, 2022.
(United States Coast Guard of the Great Lakes)

Officials report the ship took on more than 3 million gallons as it began to sink. Crew members continue to pump water out of the vessel to maintain its buoyancy and integrity.

“The state of the Sullivans today is an urgent reminder of the need to adequately fund the National Maritime Heritage Grants Program and to ensure that floating military history like that here at Naval Park Buffalo and across the country be preserved for generations to come,” Higgins concluded. .

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The USS The Sullivans has struggled with damage and disrepair for years. In 2018, a breach in the hull caused the ship to sink before the government provided funds to renovate and secure the ship in the future.

This latest threat to the historic warship is of concern to citizens and state lawmakers as the Sullivans struggle to stay above water.


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