From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships


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


(ScSIp: T. 1240; l. 207'1"; b. 38'; dr. 10'2"; s. 14 k.; epl. 160; a. 2 11" S. B., 4 32-pdr. S. B., 2 24-pdr. S. B., 1 12-pdr. t3. B.; cl. Ossipee)

The first Adirondack was a screw sloop launched 22 February 1862 by New York Navy Yard and commissioned later in the year, Commander G. Gansevoort in command.

Adirondack joined the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron in July 1862. During July and August she cruised near the Bahama Islands in search of Confederate vessels, taking one prize. At 0330, 23 August 1862 Adirondack ran aground on Little Bahama Bank, Abaco, Man of War Cay, Bahama Islands. Her crew was rescued by Canandaigua but all salvage attempts failed and Adirondack went to pieces in the surf.

SP-1270, a chartered steamer of 1917, was also known as Adirondack .

Transcribed by: epm
Date: 25 April 1999