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Valiant (YT-802)

Valiant (Z-TECH 4500) Class District Harbor Tug:
  • Laid down, date unknown, at Martinac Shipbuilding Corp, Tacoma, WA.
  • Launched, 25 July 2009
  • Delivered to the Navy and placed in service, 9 February 2010, as Valiant (YT-802) at Naval Base Kitsap, WA.
  • Current Disposition, active Puget Sound area
    Displacement 460 t.(lt) 590 t.(fl)
    Length 90'
    Beam 38' 3"
    Draft 12' 5"
    Depth 16' 5"
    Speed 12.4 kts (trial)
    Officers 2
    Enlisted 4
    Armament two .50 cal machine guns
    two Caterpiller CAT 3512C, main engines, each rated 1,800 bhp, each driving a Schottel Model SRP 1012 steering/propulsion Z-Drive unit, with two fixed pitch propellers, providing 42 t. (92,500 lb) bollard pull ahead, 45 t (99,205 lb) astern
    Electrical power is delivered by a pair of R.A. Mitchell Co. Diesel generator sets with a John Deere 6068SFM75 prime mover, each rated at 130Kw
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    YT-802 1460k Rob Campbell, deputy program director of Navy Region Northwest Port Operations, delivers remarks during the activation ceremony for Valiant (YT 802) at Naval Base Kitsap.
    US Navy photo # 100209-N-2143T-001 SILVERDALE, Wash. (Feb. 9, 2010) by MC2 Maebel Tinoko.
    Photo by Richard Stiles
    YT-802 23k Design drawing of the Z-TECH 4500 Class District Harbor Tug Valiant (YT 802). Tom Armstrong
    YT-802 23k Valiant (YT 802) assisting an aircraft carrier in Puget Sound, February 2010.
    US Navy photo.
    YT-802 23k Valiant (YT 802) assisting a submarine in Puget Sound, circa March 2010.
    US Navy photo.
    Ron Reeves
    YT-802 219k Valiant (YT 802) returning to Naval Base Kitsap after assisting a submarine in Puget Sound, circa March 2010.
    US Navy photo.
    Ron Reeves
    YT-802 239k
    YT-802 1500k Valiant (YT 802) underway in Puget Sound, date unknown. Tom Armstrong

    There is no DANFS history for Valiant (YT-802) available at NavSource
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
    "New Navy tugs have the finesse, power for a wide range of duties", by Brian Gauvin Professional Mariner, July 2, 2012

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