Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park

Log Number: ST-251078-OMS-21

The Buffalo Naval Park Committee, which operates the Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park, will implement hull repairs to the destroyer USS The Sullivans, re-named to honor the five Sullivan brothers who died aboard the USS Juneau in November 1942. The hull has been weakened from combat action during active service, debris floating downstream from the Buffalo River, and the aging process while retired from active duty. Steps to mitigate this damage include applying an underwater hull coating system, installing a cathodic protection system, and implementing a regular inspection and maintenance schedule. Once completed, the project will offer optimal corrosion protection and increased structural integrity of the vessel's hull.