From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships


The Adirondack Mountains are the principal mountain group of New York State.


(AGC-15:dp. 7240; 1. 459'2"; b. 63'; dr. 24'; s. 16 k.; cpl. 633; a. 15"; cl. Mount McKinley)

The second Adirondack (AGC-15) was launched 13 January 1945 by North Carolina Shipbuilding Co., Wilmington, N. C., under a Maritime Commission contract; sponsored by Mrs. E. L. White; transferred to the Navy 4 February 1945; and commissioned 2 September 1945, Captain R. 0. Myers in command.

Adirondack served as flagship Operational Development Force, U. S. Fleet (1945-49), operating out of Norfolk. Placed in reserve at Philadelphia 1 February 1950, she was recommissioned 4 April 1951. From 1951 to 1953 she operated out of Naples, Italy, as flagship for Commander-in-Chief, Allied Forces, Southern Europe, and Commander-in-Chief, U. S. Naval Forces, Northeastern Atlantic and Mediterranean. From 28 October 1953 she served as flagship of Amphibious Group 4 operating in the Atlantic, Caribbean, and Mediterranean. Adirondack was placed out of commission in reserve at Norfolk 9 February 1955.

Transcribed by: epm
Date: 25 April 1999