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US Army Coastal Tanker
Y-50


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 1944 as Y-50 a 183' design 294-ab Coastal Tanker at Lancaster Iron Works, Perryville, MD.
  • Launched in 1944
  • Delivered, October 1944-February 1945, to the US Army Transportation Corps.
  • Placed in service, date and location unknown
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Transferred in 1946 China, reflagged China named MT Ming Sung No. 1
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 633 t.
    Length 183'
    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 4-cyl diesel engines
    two screws 600shp

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