The ship was 215 feet long, had a 37.4-foot beam and 17 foot draft, crew of 14 (I think this number is too low) and mounted eleven 8-inch guns. It was named for the Saranac River ib New York which empties into Lake Champlain. It is also the name of a War of 1812 ship.
Other USS Saranacs:
USS Saranac. Minelayer built 1899, acquired by U>S> Navy in 1917 and decommissioned 1919.
USCGC Saranac, #52. Launched 1930 and leased to the Royal Navy in 1941. Renamed HMS Banff.
AO-74 fleet oiler 1943-1946.The 1848 USS Saranac was a sidewheel styeam sloop of war. Its first commander was Capt. Josiah Tattnall in 1850 who later served in the Confederate Navy. he was a vetran of the War of 1812, the Mexican War and the Civil War.