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Three ships of the United States Navy have been named Adams, the first two after the second President, and the third after Lieutenant Samuel Adams, a hero of the Battle of Midwaymarker.

  • The , was a 28-gun frigate launched in 1799 and active in the War of 1812 until she had to be scuttled to prevent capture in 1814.

  • The , was a wooden screw steamer commissioned in 1876, notable for service in Alaskamarker, and not decommissioned until 1919.

  • The , was a destroyer minelayer serving at the end of World War II.

See also

  • The 200-ton brig named Adams was purchased during the summer of 1812 by General William Hull, but was captured by the British and renamed the HMS Detroit.


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