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USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60)

USS PAUL HAMILTON is the tenth ARLEIGH BURKE class guided missile destroyer and the sixth ship in that class built by Bath Iron Works in Maine.

General Characteristics:Keel Laid: August 24, 1992
Launched: July 24, 1993
Commissioned: May 27, 1995
Builder: Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine
Propulsion system: four General Electric LM 2500 gas turbine engines
Propellers: two
Blades on each Propeller: five
Length: 505,25 feet (154 meters)
Beam: 67 feet (20.4 meters)
Draft: 30,5 feet (9.3 meters)
Displacement: approx. 8.300 tons full load
Speed: 30+ knots
Aircraft: None. But LAMPS 3 electronics installed on landing deck for coordinated DDG/helicopter ASW operations.
Armament: two Mk 41 VLS for Standard missiles, Tomahawk; Harpoon missile launchers, one Mk 45 5-inch/54 caliber lightweight gun, two Phalanx CIWS, Mk 46 torpedoes (from two triple tube mounts)
Homeport: Pearl Harbor, HI
Crew: 23 Officers, 24 Chief Petty Officers and 291 Enlisted


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Crew List:

This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS PAUL HAMILTON. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.


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Accidents aboard USS PAUL HAMILTON:

DateWhereEvents
December 6, 2002Arabian Gulf
USS PAUL HAMILTON collided with an unidentified vessel while conducting maritime operations in the North Arabian Gulf. No personnel were injured aboard PAUL HAMILTON. The ship suffered a hole in its side above the waterline but was still able to continue its mission.

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About the Ship’s Name, about Paul Hamilton:

Paul Hamilton was born October 16, 1762, in Willtown, SC. He schooled only until the age of 16 due to lack of financial resources and afterwards he worked as a planter and joined the South Carolina Militia.

Later, he became a member of the Democratic-Republican Party and in 1787, he was elected into the South Carolina House of Representatives. 1794 and from 1798 to 1799 he was a member of the South Carolina Senate.

1809 to 1812, he was Secretary of the Navy where he was instrumental in the creation of naval hospitals.

Paul Hamilton passed away June 30, 1816 at Rhodes Plantation near Grey's Hill outside Beaufort, SC and was buried near Beaufort, SC at Rhodes Plantation.



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The photo below was taken by me on July 27, 2006, and shows the PAUL HAMILTON returning to Pearl Harbor, HI., after her participation in RIMPAC 2006.



The photos below were taken by me on March 14, 2008, and show the PAUL HAMILTON undergoing maintenance at Pearl Harbor, HI.



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