Allied Warships

USS Genesee (AT 55)

Fleet tug

USS Genese at Ireland in 1918. US Naval Historical Center Photograph.

NavyThe US Navy
TypeFleet tug
Class[No specific class] 
PennantAT 55 
Built byMaryland Steel Co. (Sparrow's Point, Maryland, U.S.A.) 
Laid down 
Launched 1905 
Commissioned10 Nov 1917 
Lost5 May 1942 

Displacement: 688 BRT
Length: 170 feet
Complement: 56
Armament: 1 3" AA gun
Speed: 15 kts

USS Genesee (Chief Boatswain E.L. Boyd) was scuttled to prevent her capture by the Japanese at Corregidor, Philippines on 5 May 1942


Commands listed for USS Genesee (AT 55)

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1T/Ens. Eugene Lorell Boyd, USN< Dec 415 May 1942

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