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US Army Coastal Tanker

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

Coastal Tanker
  • Laid down in 1944 as Y-53 a 183' design 294-ab Coastal Tanker at John H. Mathis, Camden, N.J.
  • Launched in 1944
  • Delivered in October 1944-March 1945, to the US Army Transportation Corps.
  • Placed in service, date and location unknown
  • Y-53 was served in the Philippines and was homeported at Manila
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    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.
    two 6-cyl diesel engines
    two screws 600shp

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    Y-53 49k US Army Coastal Tanker Y-53 under way, date and location unknown. Victor Iverson for his father Ivar Kristian Iversen, Master Y-53 (23 September 1945 - 16 July 1946)
    Y-53 140k Ivar Kristian Iversen transfer orders from LT-647 to Y-53. Victor Iverson
    Y-53 89k Statement of Service for Ivar Kristian Iversen (Norwegian)- From February 1944 Ivar Iversen was employed in US Army Transport Corps. He served in LT-133, TP-117, LT-647 and Y-53. Victor Iverson

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