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Valiant

Vessel Number: HV000007
Date: 1942
Dimensions:
Vessel Dimensions: 12.19 m x 12.19 m x 3.35 m x 1.37 m (40 ft x 40 ft x 11 ft x 4.5 ft)
Engine dimensions: 75 kilowatts, 6 No. (100 horsepower)
Propeller dimensions: 916 mm (36 in)
Classification:Vessels and fittings
Significance
VALIANT is a workboat and tug built in Sydney in the late 1930s It was constructed by Lars Halvorsen Sons Ltd iwhoe are well known as builders of luxury launches, hire vessels and other recreational craft. It has strong connections to the Port of Sydney as a tug boat .
DescriptionVALIANT is 12.19 metres long and was one of six sisterships built in the late 1930s and early 1940s. Only two of them now survive. They were built for Sydney Ferries Ltd and the associated Harbour Land and Transport Company Ltd.

The first vessel VIVIAN was built at Cockatoo Dockyard, and the design is understood to have been based on the Canadian Simpson Class log-handling tugs. Sydney Ferries had the remaining five built by Halvorsens as they gave a much better price for construction. They were built at their Neutral Bay yard.

These tugs were all involved in war service during World War II and three went to the Mediterranean area where they were lost. VALIANT (as it was then called) served with the Small Ships Section of the US Army in wartime theatres of operation to the north of Australia. When it returned from the war to work on Sydney Harbour it took the name VALIANT STAR.

After being retired from harbour duties VALIANT STAR started a new career in the 1990s as a private recreational launch, and in 2008 new owners returned the vessel to its original name VALIANT.
Vessel Details
Cabin or superstructure material and construction:timber planked
Cabin or superstructure material and construction:wood/fibreglass
Current status:floating
Current status:on public display
Current status:operational
Deck layout:decked with cockpit
Deck material and construction:timber planked
Deck material and construction:wood/fibreglass
Hull material and construction:carvelcarvel-planked
Hull material and construction:timber
Hull shape:displacement
Hull shape:monohull
Hull shape:plumb stemvertical stem
Hull shape:plumb transomvertical transom
Hull shape:round bottom
Keel/centreboard/rudder type:full keel
Keel/centreboard/rudder type:spade rudder
Motor propulsion:diesel
Motor propulsion:inboard
Propeller:single
Related materials:drawings
Related materials:photos
Related materials:plans
Hand propulsion/steering mechanism:wheel
ships:ships:ship:Byzantine ships:wheelhouse
Additional Titles

Primary title: Valiant

Previous title: Valiant Star

Alternate Numbers

: S-73

Vessel Registration Number: 54341

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