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USS Adirondack 1270.jpg
Career (USA)
Launched: 1896
Acquired: September 1917
Fate: Returned to owner January 1919
General characteristics
Displacement: 3,882 tons
Length: 388 ft 2 in (118.31 m)
Beam: 50 ft (15 m)
Draft: 10 ft (3.0 m) (mean)
Speed: 11.3 knots
Complement: 135

Adirondack, a 3,644 gross ton steel-hulled side-wheel river passenger steamship, was built at Brooklyn, New York, in 1896. She was chartered by the US Navy for World War I service, delivered in September 1917 and became USS Adirondack (ID 1270). For more than two years, she was employed as a floating barracks attached to the Receiving Ship at the New York Navy Yard. No longer required after the Armistice, Adirondack was returned to her owner in January 1919. She operated commercially in the Hudson River area for the next few years, but was abandoned in 1923-24.

The dimensions of the Adirondack were: Length over all, 412 feet; beam, 50 feet; width over guards, 90 feet; depth of hull, 13 feet; and draught, 8 feet. She is of 4,500 tons gross measurement and has a freight capacity of 1,000 tons. The oak keel is 12 inches wide by 16 inches deep. The frames, which are of oak chestnut and red cedar, are 12 inches thick and are spaced 24 inches center to center. They vary in depth from 20 inches on the floor to 10 inches at the sides. There are 11 keelsons of yellow pine, measuring 12 inches by 20 inches, and they are bolted to the frames at each intersection by four bolts. The entire hull is strengthened by diagonal straps of 1/2 inch by 4 inch iron, which is riveted to the frames at each intersection. The hull is also stiffened by two deep suspension trusses or “hog frames," the top chord of which is 14 inches wide by 30 inches deep. There are three watertight bulkheads, which reach to the main deck.[1]


  1. ^ December 26, 1896 Scientific American

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