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US Army Coastal Tanker
Y-8


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal


Coastal Tanker
  • Laid down in 1943 as Y-8 a 180' design 294-ab Coastal Tanker at Odenbach Shipbuilding, Rochester, N.Y.
  • Launched in 1943
  • Delivered in July 1943, to the US Army Transportation Corps.
  • Placed in service with a Coast Guard crew, date and location unknown
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 630 t.
    Length 180'
    Beam 30'
    Draft 14'
    Speed 9 kts
    Complement 23 (including gun crew of 6)
    Armament two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Cargo Capacity 280,000 gal.
    Propulsion two 6-cyl diesel engines
    twin screws, 480shp

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