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US Army Y-41 1943 brass bell-ship?

Started by beerdragon54 , Aug 06 2017 07:17 PM

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#1 beerdragon54

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 07:17 PM

Bought this today and looking for any info. I haven't turned up anything really. It's approximately 8" across.Posted ImagePosted Image


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Posted 06 August 2017 - 08:08 PM

I think this was for a U.S. Army Transportation vessel of some sort, haven't come up with a Y-41, but see these, so out there the Y-41 lurks.

 

 

https://en.wikipedia...d_States_Army#Y


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Posted 07 August 2017 - 07:01 AM

Thank you. They can't be very common. I have yet to see an Army one, just Navy. Be cool if it was at Normandy!!


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Posted 09 August 2017 - 12:10 PM

Great find-good luck with the research. Please keep us updated.



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Posted 09 August 2017 - 02:54 PM

All I can find is that it was part of the Y class tankers used in WW2. I believe these were smaller coastal tankers. Commonly used to haul around high octane aviation fuel.

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 02:57 PM

Similar to USN YOG's, i.e. yard oilers (self propelled gasoline barges)



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Posted 09 August 2017 - 03:02 PM

U.S. Army Coastal Tankers (Y) Built During WWII
Most recent update: October 5, 2011.
A total of 112 coastal tankers, known as Y boats, were built for the U.S. Army by 8 small shipbuilders, notably Odenbach SB, in Rochester NY.  All were of steel and were either 162 or 182 feet in length.  After the war many were transferred to overseas owners and many became bunkering barges, both in the U.S. and overseas, but large numbers are unaccounted for. 

 

Shipbuilder         Location           Type #   Design # Length (ft.) Tons   Delivery     Disposition

  

Odenbach SB   Rochester NY   Y 41     294        182              630    Nov-43      Sold private 1946 as Sarah Pinser II

 

Source  http://shipbuildingh...armytankers.htm


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Posted 09 August 2017 - 03:53 PM

And here is a link with some additional information and photos of  a Y-Boat launching (Y-104) -

 

 

http://www.dolomiteg...ry/shipbuilding

 

 

 

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 04:02 PM

Thanks to all. Very informative. I live 90 miles from Rochester where the ship was built. Not the most exciting of ships but a part of history none the less.


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Posted 09 August 2017 - 04:29 PM

Here is link to a 1945 Army report regarding the Army's ships. Go to page 116-123 for info on the Y class tankers.

http://www.dtic.mil/.../u2/a438107.pdf

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 05:33 PM

You Can Ring That Bell Now...... Ding.....Ding.....Ding :D.



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Posted 09 August 2017 - 05:34 PM

Excellent work Savage and Hink.




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