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USCGC Hamilton (WMSL-753)
Career (USCG) Ensign of the United States Coast Guard.svg
Namesake: Alexander Hamilton
Ordered: November 2010
Builder: Huntington Ingalls Industries, Pascagoula, Mississippi
Laid down: September 5, 2012
Launched: 10 August 2013
Sponsored by: Linda Kapral Papp
Christened: 26 October 2013 (planned)
Status: Under construction
General characteristics
Displacement: 4500 LT
Length: 418 ft (127 m)
Beam: 54 ft (16 m)
Height: 140 ft (43 m)
Draft: 22.5 ft (6.9 m)
Decks: 4
Propulsion: Combined diesel and gas
Speed: 28+ knots
Range: 12,000 nm
Endurance: 60 days
Crew: 111 (15 Officers, 15 CPO, 81 Enlisted)
Sensors and
processing systems:
X and S band radar, 3D air search radar, AN/SPQ-9 radar
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
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 name of the fourth Legend-class cutter of the United States Coast Guard. It 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.[1]

The Hamilton was floated on 10 August 2013 and the naming ceremony is planned for 26 October 2013.[2] She is scheduled to be delivered to the Coast Guard in September 2014. She will be homeported in Charleston, S.C.

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