USS Paul Hamilton (DD-307)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For other ships of the same name, see USS Paul Hamilton.
USS Paul Hamilton (DD-307)
Career (US)
Builder: Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation, Union Iron Works, San Francisco
Laid down: 25 September 1918
Launched: 21 February 1919
Commissioned: 24 September 1920
Decommissioned: 20 January 1930
Struck: 8 July 1930
Fate: scrapped, 1931
General characteristics
Class & type: Clemson-class destroyer
Displacement: 1,215 tons
Length: 314 feet 4 12 inches (95.8 metres)
Beam: 30 feet 11 12 inches (9.44 metres)
Draft: 9 feet 4 inches (2.84 metres)
Propulsion: 26,500 shp (20 MW);
geared turbines,
twin propellers
Speed: 35 kn (65 km/h)
Range: 4,900 nmi (9,100 km)
  @ 15 kt
Complement: 128 officers and enlisted
Armament: 4 × 4" (102 mm), 2 × 3" (76 mm) AA, 12 × 21" (533 mm) torpedo tubes

The first USS Paul Hamilton (DD-307) was a Clemson-class destroyer in the United States Navy following World War I. She was named for Paul Hamilton.

History[edit]

Paul Hamilton was launched 21 February 1919 by Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation, San Francisco; sponsored by Miss Justin McGrath; and commissioned 24 September 1920, Lieutenant Commander J. F. McClain in command.

After acceptance trials off California, Paul Hamilton was assigned to Division Thirty-three, Squadron Six, Flotilla Two of the Cruiser-Destroyer Force Pacific based at San Diego. She performed yeoman service with the Pacific Battle Fleet from 1920 until early 1930.

Fate[edit]

Paul Hamilton decommissioned 20 January 1930 and was scrapped in 1931.

See USS Paul Hamilton for other ships of this name.

References[edit]

External links[edit]