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<th height="30" style="background-color: #B0C4DE; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle;">Career (United States)</th> <th style="background-color: #B0C4DE; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle;">Flag of the United States (1865–1867).svg</th> </tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Name:</td><td> USS Willamette</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Namesake:</td><td> The Willamette River in Oregon</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Ordered:</td><td> 1865</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Laid down:</td><td> Never</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Fate:</td><td> Cancelled 1866</td></tr>

<th colspan="2" height="30" style="background-color: #B0C4DE; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle;">General characteristics </th></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Class & type:</td><td> Contoocook-class sloop-of-war[1] or frigate[2]</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Displacement:</td><td> 3,003 tons</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Length:</td><td> 290 ft (88 m) (waterline)</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Beam:</td><td> 41 ft (12 m)</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Height:</td><td> 15 ft 6 in (4.72 m) mean</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Propulsion:</td><td> 4 Martin boilers (2 superheaters), 1-shaft, horizontal return connecting rod engine</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Sail plan:</td><td> bark-rigged[1] or ship-rigged[2]</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Speed:</td><td> 12.5 knots (23.2 km/h; 14.4 mph)</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Complement:</td><td> 350</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Armament:</td><td>


USS Willamette was a proposed United States Navy screw sloop-of-war or steam frigate that was cancelled in 1866 without ever having been laid down.

Willamette was a wooden-hulled bark-rigged[1] (or ship-rigged[2]) Contoocook-class screw sloop-of-war[1] or steam frigate[2] with a single funnel slated to be built for the Union Navy late in the American Civil War. The contract for her construction was cancelled in 1866 before her keel was laid.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Willamette". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Navy Department, Naval History & Heritage Command. Retrieved 28 May 2012. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 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.

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