USCGC Valiant (WMEC-621) was laid down 28 February 1966 at American Ship Building Company, Lorain, Ohio, United States and launched on 14 January 1967. She was commissioned on 3 November 1967 at Galveston, Texas, her first homeport.
The United States Coast Guard Cutter Valiant is a multi-mission, medium endurance cutter home ported in Jacksonville, Florida. Valiant operates in the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico for Commander, Coast Guard Atlantic Area. Missions include search and rescue, maritime law enforcement, marine environmental protection, and national defense operations.