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Gallant (PYc-29)

Call sign:
Nan - Able - Easy - King

Coastal Patrol Yacht:

  • The first Gallant was built 1909 as the yacht Viking at Pusey and Jones Co., Wilmington, Delaware for George F. Baker of New York, NY
  • Sold in 1937 to Myron C. Taylor, CEO of U.S. Steel Co. and renamed Falcon
  • Sold to the North Star Excursion Corp. of Brooklyn, NY and renamed North Star
  • Purchased by the Navy 17 March 1942
  • Converted for Naval service at Sullivans Drydock, Brooklyn
  • Commissioned USS Gallant (PYc-29), 15 April 1942 at Sullivans Drydock Co. while still being converted
  • Decommissioned 22 January 1945 at Boston, MA
  • Struck from the Navy list 8 February 1945
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration 28 June 1945 and sold to the Circle Line of New York and renamed Traveler
  • Renamed Harbor Queen
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 350 t.
  • Length 177' 6"
  • Beam 23' 6"
  • Draft 12'
  • Speed 13 kts.
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, one 20mm gun mount, and one .50 cal. machine gun.

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