Shipwreck Side Scan Images - The Valiant

Valiant a steel motor vessel, Length 75 ft, sank in rough weather off Barranjoey Headland, Broken Bay, NSW, 1981.

http://www.michaelmcfadyenscuba.info/viewpage.php?page_id=77

The Valiant was apparently commissioned in 1945 by the Ministery of Munitions. The tug was 22.5 metres long, 5.4 metres wide and displaced 72 tons. A sistership, the Fury, was built at the same time. The Valiant was powered by a Crosley HR4 diesel engine giving a top speed of only 8 knots, with good diving in and around the engine room, cabins and crew quarters.

The wreck sits at a depth of 27 metres and sits basically upright with an increasing list to port. The wreck faces west, back into Broken Bay, making it more likely that when it sank it was heading back in towards safety. The ship is basically intact but over the 20 years since 1989 it has changed a fair bit.

Valiant Mosaic Valiant Mosaic

Download image higher res version Download image Download Google Earth file Download file

OEH Multibeam image of the Valiant

Download Google Earth file Download file

 

valiant layout diagram

A diagram of the Valiant By unknown person - dated about 1989


Valiant Side Scan 2 Range: 100m Ping Number: 3188 500KHztop image 100KHz bottom image 38 meters off on Starboard File:dat100721031946.snr

Valiant Side Scan 4 Range: 100m Ping Number: 4266 500Hztop image 100Hz bottom image 17 meters off on Starboard Side File:dat100721033629.snr

tug Vigorous

The tug Vigorous, said to be identical to the Valiant but it appears to be larger and different Photo provided by Tom Binns

Valiant Side Scan 1 Range: 200m Ping Number: 1652 500KHztop image 100KHz bottom image 70 meters off on Starboard File:dat100721030836.snr

Valiant Side Scan 3

Range: 100m Ping Number: 3608 500Hztop image 100Hz bottom image 30 meters off on Starboard Side File:dat100721033629.snr