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The ship was the first in the U.S. Navy to bear the name. She was named after the Willamette River in Oregon.
The name Willamette is of Indian origin.
|Complement 15 Officers, 215
Armament two 6X20mm Phalanx CIWS;
Cargo Capacity 180,000 barrels petroleum products, 600 tons ammunition
Propulsion two 600psi boilers, one steam turbine, single shaft, 24,000shp
Cimarron Class Fleet Oiler:
Laid down, 4 August 1980, at Avondale Shipyards, New Orleans, LA. Launched, 18 July 1981
Commissioned USS Willamette (AO-180), 18 December 1981,
Decommissioned, struck from the Naval Register, Transferred to MARAD for disposal, 30 April 1999
Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay Group, Benicia, CA.