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Laid down in 1854 as the sidewheel steamer Adelaide at Greenpoint, Long Island, N.Y., by Lupton and McDermott for Cornelius Vanderbilt
Sold while still under construction to Calais, Maine, Steamboat CO. for service as a passenger packet between Boston and New Brunswick, Canada
Sold to Baltimore Steam Packet CO. in February 1859 for passenger service between Norfolk and Baltimore
Chartered by the US Navy in May 1861to serve as a transport attached to the Atlantic Blockading Squadron
In the summer of 1861 Adelaide carried Union troops to Hatteras Inlet for combined operations against the forts guarding the entrance to the North
Adelaide was returned to her owners in 1861 resuming service out of Baltimore
Rebuilt by William Skinner and Sons in 1871, and turned over to Harlan and Hollingsworth in 1879
In 1880 the steamer began operating out of Long Branch, N.J.
Final Disposition, on 19 June 1880, Adelaide was rammed by the excursion boat Grand Republic and sank in New York harbor
Displacement 734 t.
Depth of Hold unknown
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||"Bombardment of Forts Hatteras & Clark, by the U.S. Fleet"
"Under the command of Flag Officer Silas H. Stringham, on the 28th and 29th of August 1861" A colored lithograph by J.P. Newell after a drawing by Francis Garland,
Seaman in USF Cumberland, published by J.H. Buford, Boston, Massachusetts, 1862.
Features identified below the image are (from left to right):
USS Harriet Lane;
steamer George Peabody;
USS Pawnee; and
Courtesy of the U.S. Navy Art Collection, Washington, D.C.
US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # 66576-KN (Color)
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