USS Willamette AO-180   -   LAST VOYAGE
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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 Enlisted
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.


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