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Valiant (Z-TECH 4500) Class District Harbor Tug:
Laid down, date unknown, at Martinac Shipbuilding Corp, Tacoma, WA.
Launched, date unknown
Delivered and placed in service as Reliant (YT-803), in the Puget Sound area, date unknown
Displacement 460 t.(lt) 590 t.(fl)
Beam 38' 3"
Draft 12' 5"
Depth 16' 5"
Speed 12.4 kts (trial)
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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||Reliant (YT-803) underway in Puget Sound, date unknown.
||Photo by J. M. Martinac Shipbuilding Corp.
||Reliant (YT-803) assists USS Pennsylvania (SSBN-735) as the boats Gold crew returns home to Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, 14 June, 2014, following a 140-day strategic-deterrent patrol.
US Navy photo 2014072-0001
There is no DANFS history for Reliant (YT-803) 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
Last Updated 18 July 2014
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