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Adirondack (ID 1270)

Passenger Steamer:

  • Laid down 5 June 1895 at Greenpoint, NY by J. Eaglis and Sons, Brooklyn, NY
  • Acquired by the Navy in September 1917
  • Struck from the Naval Register 24 January 1919 and returned to her owner, the Hudson Navigation Co.
  • Abandoned in 1924.


  • Displacement 3,882 t.
  • Length 388' 2"
  • Beam 50'
  • Draft 10'
  • Speed 11.3 kts.
  • Complement 135
  • Propulsion: Four 55psi boilers of the lobster return flue type, one 4,000hp verticle single expansion low pressure beam steam engine, side wheeler.
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    Adirondack 107k Photographed Prior to World War I. Note this ship's extensive hogging brace.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 100112-A
    Naval Historical Center
    Adirondack 240k Underway on the Hudson River
    Photo courtesy of
    Robert Hurst
    Adirondack 259k Undated post cards Tommy Trampp
    Adirondack 286k
    Adirondack 131k At Albany, New York, circa the early 1900s. Color-tinted post card printed at Frankfort am Main, Germany and published by the Hugh C. Leighton Co., Portland, Maine. This card was postmarked at Albany, New York, 19 August 1907
    Donation of Charles R. Haberlein Jr., 2008
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 105830-KN
    Robert Hurst

    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships: In September 1917, Adirondack steel-hulled river passenger steamer built in 1896 at Brooklyn, N.Y., by J. Eaglis and Sonsówas chartered by the Navy from the Hudson Navigation Co., of Pier 32, North River New York City. Delivered to the Navy on the 25th of that month Adirondack assigned the identification number (Id. No.) 1270ówas officially requisitioned on 16 October 1917 for service as a floating barracks to quarter a portion of the men assigned to the Receiving Ship, New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, N.Y. She performed this service in a noncommissioned status through the end of World War I and was returned to her owner on 24 January 1919. Her name was struck from the Navy list the same day.

    Adirondack then resumed her pre-war operations, serving as a passenger steamer with the Hudson Navigation Co. She was finally abandoned due to age and deterioration during the fiscal year which ended on 30 June 1924.

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