Adams, 1920, Formerly the SC-268
USCGC Adams was named for Cabin Steward James Jenkins Adams, USCG, who was killed in action on 30 September 1918 when his cutter, Tampa, was torpedoed and sunk with a loss of allhands.
Builder: G. Lawley, Neponset, MA
Beam: 14’ 8-3/4”
Draft: 5’ 11”
Displacement: 75 tons
Commissioned: 17 January 1920
Decommissioned: 25 May 1922
Disposition: Sold Powerplant: 3 Standard 6-cylinder gasoline engines, three propellers, 660 hp
Speed: Maximum: 18 knots
Complement: 25 Armament: 1 x 1-pdr
Electronics: Shortwave radio 2
CGC Adams was taken over from the Navy Department at Boston, Massachusetts on 17 January 1920 and was delivered to the Coast Guard Academy (with the notation “out of commission”) on 14 December 1920. She and the CGC Stellenwerf were sold to the Connecticut Iron and Metal Company for a total of $900.00.
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