USCGC Hamilton (WMSL-753)
|Builder:||Huntington Ingalls Industries, Pascagoula, Mississippi|
|Laid down:||September 5, 2012|
|Launched:||10 August 2013|
|Sponsored by:||Linda Kapral Papp|
|Christened:||26 October 2013|
|Commissioned:||06 December 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|
|Crew:||111 (15 Officers, 15 CPO, 81 Enlisted)|
|X and S band radar, 3D air search radar, AN/SPQ-9 radar|
|AN/SLQ-32 Electronic Warfare System
2 SRBOC/ 2 NULKA countermeasures chaff/rapid decoy launcher
|Armament:||57 mm gun and Gunfire Control System
Close-In Weapons System
4 50 Caliber Machine Guns
2 M240B 7.62mm Light Machine Guns
|Aircraft carried:||(2) MCH, or (4) VUAV or (1) MCH and (2) VUAV|
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.
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 is scheduled to be delivered to the Coast Guard in September 2014. The cutter will be homeported in the City of North Charleston, S.C., at the old Charleston Naval Base.
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- "Ingalls Shipbuilding Authenticates the Keel of U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter HAMILTON (WMSL 753)". Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. 2012-09-05. Retrieved 2012-09-17.
- "Coast Guard Christens 4th National Security Cutter". military.com. October 28, 2013. Retrieved November 11, 2013.
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