|Career (United States)|
|Namesake:||Possibly a variant spelling of Wonalancet (ca. 1619–1697), a leader of the Penacook Indian Confederacy|
|Builder:||Hazelhurst and Wiegard, Baltimore, Maryland (proposed)|
|Laid down:||Probably never|
|Commissioned:||Never, although carried on Navy List January 1865|
|Notes:||Only engines were completed|
|Class & type:||Contoocook-class sloop-of-war or frigate|
|Length:||290 ft (88 m) (waterline)|
|Beam:||41 ft (12 m)|
|Height:||15 ft 6 in (4.72 m) mean|
|Propulsion:||4 Martin boilers (2 superheaters), 1-shaft, horizontal return connecting rod engine|
|Sail plan:||bark-rigged or ship-rigged|
|Speed:||12.5 knots (23.2 km/h; 14.4 mph)|
|Notes:||Engines were used in USS Pensacola|
Wanaloset was a wooden-hulled bark-rigged (or ship-rigged) Contoocook-class screw sloop-of-war or steam frigate with a single funnel scheduled to be built at Baltimore, Maryland, by the firm of Hazelhurst and Wiegard. Although carried on the Navy List of January 1865, she was one of six units of her class that were cancelled; her keel apparently never was laid down and her hull certainly never was built. Her engines, however, were completed, and they were installed in the screw steamer USS Pensacola.
The name Wanaloset was dropped from the Navy List about 1867.
- Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
- Per Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905, p. 125, whether she would have considered a sloop or frigate depended on whether or not she would have been built with a spar deck, without which she have been a sloop, but it is unknown whether she would have had a spar deck or not because she was never built and because her completed sisters differed in this regard.
- Chesneau, Roger & Kolesnik, Eugene M., eds (1979). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. New York: Mayflower Books, Inc. ISBN 0-8317-0302-4.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
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