GENESEE AT 55

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Ship Name and Designation History

This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.

    Built 1905 as Civilian Tug "MONOCACY"
    Purchased by US Navy 27 July 1917

  1. SP-1116
    Placed In Service 25 September 1917

  2. GENESEE SP-1116
    Named October 1917

  3. USS GENESEE Fleet Tug No. 55
    Commissioned 10 November 1917

  4. USS GENESEE AT-55
    Designated (AT) 17 July 1920
    Scuttled 5 May 1942 to avoid capture at Corregidor, P.I.

  5. IJN PATROL BOAT 107
    Salvaged by Japanese
    SUNK by American Carrier Aircraft 1944

 

Naval Covers

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  1. USS Genesee AT-55 Covers Page 1    (1924-1935)

 

Postmarks

This section lists examples of the postmarks used by the ship. There should be a separate set of postmarks for each incarnation of the ship (ie, for each entry in the "Ship Name and Designation History" section). Within each set, the postmarks should be listed in order of their classification type. If more than one postmark has the same classification, then they should be further sorted by date of earliest known usage.

A postmark should not be included unless accompanied by a close-up image and/or an image of a cover showing that postmark. Date ranges MUST be based ONLY ON COVERS IN THE MUSEUM and are expected to change as more covers are added.
 
>>> If you have a better example for any of the postmarks, please feel free to replace the existing example.


 

Postmark Type
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Killer Bar Text

Postmark
Date
Thumbnail Link To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
To
Cover Image


 

Locy Type
3 (A)

"CAVITE /
P.I."

1924-05-25

GregCiesielski Genesee AT55 19240525 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Genesee AT55 19240526 1 Front.jpg

Courtesy of the Jim Myerson collection.


 

Locy Type
3 (B-BTT)

"MANILA P. I. /
NAVY DAY"

1933-10-27

JonBurdett genesee at55 19331027 pm.jpg
JonBurdett genesee at55 19331027.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
3b (B-BXT)

"CAVITE /
PHILIPPINES"

1935-03-26

GregCiesielski Genesee AT55 19350326 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Genesee AT55 19350326 1 Front.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
3 (B) repaired

"NAVY DAY /
AT MANILA"

1938-10-27

GregCiesielski Genesee AT55 19381027 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Genesee AT55 19381027 1 Front.jpg

Navy Day cachet by John Coulthard


 

Locy Type
9 (C)

1933-02-07

GregCiesielski Genesee AT55 19330207 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Genesee AT55 19330207 1 Front.jpg

Note:

 

Other Information

USS GENESEE received the World War I Victory Medal w/ Patrol clasp, the American Defense Service Medal w/ Fleet clasp, the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with 1 Battle star, the World War II Victory Medal and the Philippines Defense Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - Towns in Idaho, Michigan, New York, and Pennsylvania; and a river in Pennsylvania and New York.

Three ships of the US Navy have borne the name GENESEE - USS Genesee (1862 Steamer), USS Genesee AT-55 and USS Genesee AOG-8

 


 

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