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US Army Coastal Tanker
Y-21


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (1)


Coastal Tanker
  • Laid down in 1943 as Y-21 at at a 162' design 294-ab Coastal Tanker Levingston Shipbuilding, Co. Orange, TX.
  • Launched in 1943
  • Delivered, 20 August 1943, to the US Army Transportation Corps.
  • Placed in service with a Coast Guard crew, date and location unknown
  • During World War II US Army Coastal Tanker Y-21 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates
    Luzon operation
    Lingayen Gulf landings, 4 to 18 January 1945
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • US Army Coastal Tanker Y-21 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Sold in 1946 to Hong Kong buyer, renamed MT Perla
  • Resold in 1949
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 484 t.
    Length 162'
    Beam 27'
    Draft 13'
    Speed 9 kts
    Complement 23 (including gun crew of 6)
    Armament two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Cargo Capacity 280,000 gal.
    Propulsion one 6-cyl diesel engine
    single screw 400shp

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