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Reliant (YT-803)

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)
    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-803 51k Reliant (YT-803) underway in Puget Sound, date unknown. Photo by J. M. Martinac Shipbuilding Corp.
    YT-803 88k 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
    Tommy Trampp

    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

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