USS Wanaloset (1865)

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Name: USS Wanaloset
Namesake: Possibly a variant spelling of Wonalancet (ca. 1619-1697), a leader of the Penacook Indian Confederacy
Builder: Hazelhurst and Wiegard, Balitmore, Maryland (proposed)
Laid down: Probably never
Launched: Never
Commissioned: Never, although carried on Navy List January 1865
Struck: ca. 1867
Fate: Cancelled
Notes: Only engines were completed
General characteristics
Class and type: Contoocook-class sloop-of-war[1] or frigate[2]
Displacement: 3,003 tons
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[1] or ship-rigged[3]
Speed: 12.5 knots
Complement: 350
Armament: 1 x 5.3-inch (135-millimeter) Parrott rifled muzzle loader gun
14 x 9-inch (229-millimeter) smoothbore guns
3 x 12-pounder guns
Notes: Engines were used in USS Pensacola

USS Wanaloset, also spelled USS Wanalosett, was a proposed United States Navy screw sloop-of-war or steam frigate that appears never to have been laid down

Wanaloset was a wooden-hulled bark-rigged[1] (or ship-rigged[2]) Contoocook-class screw sloop-of-war[1] or steam frigate[3] 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 concelled; 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.

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
  2. 2.0 2.1 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.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860-1905, p. 125.