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Puyallup (YT 806)

Valiant (Z-TECH 4500) Class Harbor Tug:
  • Built by Martinac Shipbuilding Corp, Tacoma, WA (YN 254)
  • Contract awarded, 08 October 2010
  • Laid down, date unknown
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered and placed in service as Puyallup (YT 806), 19 March 2012
  • Current Disposition, assigned to Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY), active at Yokosuka
    Displacement 460 tons (lt) 590 tons (fl)
    Length 82' waterline, 90' overall
    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 Caterpillar CAT 3512C 1800bhp diesel engines
    two Schottel Model SRP 1012 steering/propulsion Z-Drive units
    two fixed pitch propellers, providing 42 tons (92,500 lb) bollard pull ahead, 45 tons (99,205 lb) astern
    two R.A. Mitchell Co. diesel generator sets with a John Deere 6068SFM75 prime mover, each rated at 130Kw
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    Puyallup (YT 806)
    208k Puyallup (YT 806), at left, and Menominee (YT 807), at right (minus her upper superstructure), under construction at at Martinac Shipbuilding, Tacoma, WA. December 2011.
    Photo copyright Tom Langford
    Tom Langford
    227k Puyallup (YT 806) at Martinac Shipbuilding, Tacoma, WA, 2012.
    Photo copyright Tom Langford
    Tom Langford
    210k Puyallup (YT 806) at Martinac Shipbuilding, Tacoma, WA, 2012.
    Photo copyright Tom Langford
    Tom Langford
    284k Puyallup (YT 806), left, and Menominee (YT 807), right, at Martinac Shipbuilding, Tacoma, WA, 2012. Both tugs were "piggybacked" to Yokosuka on a commercial vessel.
    Photo copyright Tom Langford
    Tom Langford
    415k Two shipboard cranes slowly lift Puyallup (YT 806) from the water onto heavy-lift vessel Palembang at the Port of Tacoma for its journey to Yokosuka, 28 February 2012. Dave Wright
    Blue Ridge
    341k The U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) returns to Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, assisted into her berth by Seminole (YT-805) and Puyallup (YT-806), 04 September 2013.
    US Navy photo 130904-N-TE278-126 by MC3 Paolo Bayas
    Lee Wahler
    1005k Valiant-class harbor tug Puyallup (YT 806) underway at U.S. Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY), 26 July 2019. Nueces (APL 40) is moored in the background.
    Photo by Hunini, via Wikimedia Commons, CC SA 4.0
    Robert Hurst
    1018k Valiant-class harbor tug Puyallup (YT 806), assigned to Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY), guides the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) into port after completing a homeport change from San Diego, California, to join the U.S. 7th Fleet, 04 February 2021.
    US Navy photo 210204-N-HH215-1081 by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class Tyler R. Fraser
    Dave Wright

    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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