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Puyallup (YT-806)

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 Puyallup (YT-806), 19 March 2012
  • Assigned to Yokosuka, Japan
    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-806 208k Puyallup (YT-806), left, and Menominee (YT-807), right minus her upper superstructure, at Martinac Shipbuilding, Tacoma, WA. December 2011. Photo by Tom Langford
    YT-806 227k Puyallup (YT-806) at Martinac Shipbuilding, Tacoma, WA. in 2012. Photo by Tom Langford
    YT-806 210k Puyallup (YT-806) at Martinac Shipbuilding, Tacoma, WA. in 2012. Photo by Tom Langford
    YT-806 284k Puyallup (YT-806), left, and Menominee (YT-807), right, at Martinac Shipbuilding, Tacoma, WA. in 2012. Both tugs were "piggybacked" to Yokosuka on a commercial vessel Photo by Tom Langford
    Blue Ridge
    341k The U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) returns to Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan and is being helped into her berth by Seminole (YT-805) and Puyallup (YT-806).
    US Navy photos # 130904-N-TE278-126 YOKOSUKA, Japan (Sept. 4, 2013) by MC3 Paolo Bayas.
    Lee Wahler

    There is no DANFS history for Puyallup (YT-806) 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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