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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
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.
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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||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)
||Ivar Kristian Iversen transfer orders from LT-647 to Y-53.
||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.
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