Scuttled at Corregidor, 5 May 1942
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USS Genesee (AT-55)
USS Genesee (Fleet Tug # 55) (1917 - 1920)
Monocacy (SP-1116) (1917)
1913-International Radio Call Sign:
Nan - King - George
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - World War I Victory Medal (with Patrol clasp) - American Defense Service Medal (with Fleet clasp) - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Defense Medal
Built as the civilian tug Monocacy in 1905 by the Maryland Steel Co., Sparrow's Point, MD.
Purchased by the US Navy, 27 July 1917, from Philadelphia & Reading Railway Co., Philadelphia, Pa.
Placed in service, 25 September 1917, at Philadelphia Navy Yard
Commissioned USS Genesee (Fleet Tug No. 55), 10 November 1917, LCDR. Charles H. T. B. Tisell, USNRF, in command
Designated Fleet tug (AT-55), 17 July 1920
During World War II USS Genesee was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:
Scuttled at Corregidor, P.I., 5 May 1942, to avoid capture by the Japanese
Struck from the Naval Register, 24 July 1942
USS Genesee earned one battle star for World War II service
Salvaged by Japanese forces, placed in service as Patrol Vessel 107, 20 April 1944
Final Disposition, sunk by US air attack 5 November 1944 off Corregidor
|Campaign and Dates
|Philippine Islands operation, 8 December 1941 to 5 May 1942
Displacement 688 t.
Speed 15 kts.
Armament one 3"/50 gun mount
Propulsion system unknown
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|USS Genesee (SP-1116)
||USS Genesee (SP-1116) under way at Queenstown, Ireland, in 1918. Wartime fittings included the gun platform and 3"/50 gun
forward and the crows nest on the foremast.
US Naval History and Heritage Command. Photo # NH 53873, Photographed by Zimmer.
|USS Genesse (AT-55)
||USS Genesee (AT-55) underway in Far Eastern waters, circa 1922-1925.
US Navy photo # NH 102416, from the collection LCDR. Waldo B. McLeod USN now part of the US Naval Historical Center collection.
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USS Genesee (AT-55)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LCDR. Tisell, Charles Henry Thomas Barton, USNRF||10 November 1917 - 31 January 1918|
|02||LTjg. Kolle, Gustave Otto||31 January 1918 - 11 May 1919|
|03||LTjg. Heselton, Leslie Richmond, USN||11 May 1919 - 8 February 1921|
|04||CHBOSN. Singles, Benjamin Frank, USN||8 February 1921 - 30 August 1923|
|05||CHBOSN. Brensnahan Michael John, USN||30 August 1923 - 12 November 1923|
|06||CHBOSN. Overall, Farrell Norton Cole, USN||12 November 1923 - 9 March 1929|
|07||CHBOSN. Douglas, Leonard Daniel, USN||9 March 1929 - 30 September 1930|
|08||CHBOSN. Pierce, John Albert, USN||30 September 1930 - 16 November 1930|
|09||CHBOSN. Guy, Lafayette Purcell, USN||16 November 1930 - 4 October 1931|
|10||CHBOSN. Calkins, Raymond August, USN||4 October 1931 - 12 August 1933|
|11||CHBOSN. Arnold, Harold Levi, USN||12 August 1933 - 30 September 1936|
|12||CHBOSN. Dyer, William Winfield, USN||30 September 1936 - 18 August 1940|
|13||BOSN. Boyd, Eugene Lorell, USN||18 August 1840 - 5 May 1942|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
Last Updated 2 October 2020
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