USS Hudson (1826)
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|Career (United States)|
|Builder:||Smith and Dimon, New York City|
|Fate:||Sold, and broken up, 1844|
|Displacement:||1,728 long tons (1,756 t)|
|Length:||177 ft (54 m)|
|Beam:||45 ft (14 m)|
|Draft:||13 ft 8 in (4.17 m)|
In 1828, Hudson began fitting out for what was to be her only cruise, and during this period was inspected by President John Quincy Adams and his entourage. The frigate sailed from New York on 28 September 1828 to serve as Commodore John Orde Creigton's flagship in the Brazil Squadron. In company with Erie, she touched at New London, Connecticut for supplies and ammunition before turning south to reach Rio de Janeiro on 29 November to help eradicate the insidious traffic in slaves along those shores. From there Hudson conducted several patrols along the South American coast, stopping and boarding for inspection American as well as foreign ships. She also served as a harbor patrol vessel at Montevideo and Rio and cruised to Bahia and St. Catherine during her three years on station.
Hudson departed on 13 June 1831 and reached New York via Bahia on 5 August. She remained at New York as a receiving ship until 1844, when she was broken up and sold.
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