USS Paul Hamilton (DDG-60)

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USS Paul Hamilton returns to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
USS Paul Hamilton returns to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
United States
Name: USS Paul Hamilton
Namesake: Paul Hamilton
Ordered: 22 February 1990
Builder: Bath Iron Works
Laid down: 24 August 1992
Launched: 24 July 1993
Commissioned: 27 May 1995
Homeport: San Diego, California
Motto: The Courage to Prevail
Status: in active service
Badge: USS Paul Hamilton DDG-60 Crest.png
General characteristics
Class and type: Arleigh Burke-class destroyer
  • Light: approx. 6,800 long tons (6,900 t)
  • Full: approx. 8,900 long tons (9,000 t)
Length: 505 ft (154 m)
Beam: 66 ft (20 m)
Draft: 31 ft (9.4 m)
Propulsion: 4 General Electric LM2500-30 gas turbines, two shafts, 100,000 total shaft horsepower (75 MW)
Speed: >30 knots (56 km/h)
Sensors and
processing systems:
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
Aircraft carried: 2 Sikorsky MH-60R helicopters can be embarked

USS Paul Hamilton (DDG-60) is an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer in the United States Navy currently in service. The ship is named after Paul Hamilton, the third United States Secretary of the Navy,

Constructed at Bath Iron Works (BIW) in Bath, Maine, Paul Hamilton was commissioned in Charleston, South Carolina. The destroyer was transferred to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii after her commissioning. She is currently homeported in San Diego, California.

In July 2015, she along with the Royal Navy's HMS Duncan, participated in airstrikes against ISIL.[1]



  1. ^ "HMS Duncan joins US Carrier on strike operations against ISIL". Royal Navy. 7 July 2015. Retrieved 12 May 2016.

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