USCGC Hamilton (WMSL-753)
USCGC Hamilton (WMSL-753) is the fourth Legend-class cutter of the United States Coast Guard. She is the fifth cutter named after Alexander Hamilton, who was the first United States Secretary of the Treasury and in that position requested the formation of the United States Coast Guard (as the United States Revenue Cutter Service).
|Builder:||Huntington Ingalls Industries, Pascagoula, Mississippi|
|Laid down:||September 5, 2012|
|Launched:||August 10, 2013|
|Sponsored by:||Linda Kapral Papp|
|Christened:||October 26, 2013|
|Commissioned:||December 6, 2014|
|Length:||418 ft (127 m)|
|Beam:||54 ft (16 m)|
|Height:||140 ft (43 m)|
|Draft:||22.5 ft (6.9 m)|
|Propulsion:||Combined diesel and gas|
|Complement:||111 (15 Officers, 15 CPO, 81 Enlisted) and can carry up to 148 depending on mission|
|Armor:||Ballistic protection for main gun|
|Aircraft carried:||2 x MH-65C Dolphin MCH, or 4 x VUAV or 1 x MH-65C Dolphin MCH and 2 x VUAV|
|Aviation facilities:||50-by-80-foot (15 m × 24 m) flight deck, hangar for all aircraft|
Construction began in September 2011 by Northrop Grumman's Ship System Ingalls Shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi. The keel was laid on September 5, 2012. The cutter's sponsor is Linda Kapral Papp, the wife of Coast Guard Commandant Robert J. Papp, Jr.
Hamilton was floated on 10 August 2013. The ceremonial ship launching (christening) was on 26 October 2013. She was delivered to the Coast Guard in September 2014. The cutter is homeported in the City of North Charleston, SC, at the old Charleston Naval Base
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- "Coast Guard Christens 4th National Security Cutter". military.com. October 28, 2013. Retrieved November 11, 2013.
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