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USS Genesee (I)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Civil War Medal
Laid down, date unknown, at Boston Navy Yard
Launched 2 April 1862
Commissioned USS Genesee, 3 July 1862, CDR. William M. Macomb in command
During the Civil War USS Genesee participated in the following:
North Atlantic blockading Squadron
Provided escort duty for US mail steamers in the James River before joining the blockading force off the coast of North Carolina
West Gulf Blockading Squadron at New Orleans
Participated in the expedition up the Mississippi to cut off Confederate supplies from the Red River and operations at Vicksburg
Returned to blockade duty in the Gulf of Mexico, 11 September 1863
Assisting in the destruction of the blockade running steamer Fanny in September 1863.
Took part in the Battle of Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864
Decommissioned, 31 July 1865, at Philadelphia
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Sold, 3 October 1867 to Purvis and Son, converted to a sailing bark, renamed SS Hattie C. Besse
Final Disposition, wrecked, 20 November 1871, 20 miles south of Cape Flattery, WA.
Displacement 803 t.
Beam 34' 11"
Draft 8' 6"
Speed 8.5 kts.
one 10" Dahlgren gun
one 100-pdr Parrott rifle
six 24-pdr howitzers
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||USS Genesee off Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in March 1863.
US Naval History an Heritage Command photo # NH 53871. Donation of T.D. Wilson, USN.
||Line engraving published in "Harper's Weekly", 27 May 1865, page 325 depictsUSS Genesee protected with anti-torpedo nets, during operations to clear Mobile Bay, AL., of Confederate "torpedoes" (mines) during the last months of the Civil War.
US Naval History an Heritage Command photo # NH 53872
USS Genesee (I)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
Last Updated 30 March 2012
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