Guided Missile Destroyer

DDG 60  -  USS Paul Hamilton

 

 

DDG-60 USS Paul Hamilton patch crest insignia

DDG-60 USS Paul Hamilton Arleigh Burke class guided missile destroyer AEGIS

Type, Class:

 

Guided Missile Destroyer; Arleigh Burke - class / Flight I;

planned and built as DDG 60

Builder:

 

Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine, USA

STATUS:

 

Awarded: February 22, 1990

Laid down: August 25, 1992

Launched: July 24, 1993

Commissioned: May 27, 1995

ACTIVE UNIT/ in commission (Pacific Fleet)

Homeport:

 

Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, USA

Namesake:

 

Named after and in honor of Paul Hamilton (1762 - 1819)

> see history, below;

Ship's Motto:

 

THE COURAGE TO PREVAIL

Technical Data:

(Measures, Propulsion,

Armament, Aviation, etc.)

 

see: INFO > Arleigh Burke - class Guided Missile Destroyer

 

ship images

 

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USS Paul Hamilton DDG-60 launches a SM-2 Standard Missile

 

DDG-60 USS Paul Hamilton launches Standard Missile SM-2

 

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USS Paul Hamilton DDG-60 Arleigh Burke class guided missile destroyer AEGIS

 

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DDG-60 USS Paul Hamilton Arleigh Burke class guided missile destroyer AEGIS

 

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DDG-60 USS Paul Hamilton Arleigh Burke class guided missile destroyer AEGIS

 

 

Paul Hamilton

 

Paul Hamilton, Secretary of the Navy   Paul Hamilton, SECNAV US Navy

 

 

Namesake & History:

Paul Hamilton (October 16, 1762 – June 30, 1819):

3rd Secretary of the Navy (1809 – 1812)

 

Born on 16 October 1762 in Saint Paul's Parish, South Carolina, Paul Hamilton was the son of Archibald and Rebecca (Brandford) Hamilton. At the young age of 16, Paul Hamilton fought under Generals Gates, Marion, and Harden during the American Revolution.

Paul Hamilton was the nation's third Secretary of the Navy, serving under President James Madison from 1809 to 1813. As Secretary of the Navy he was a strong proponent of military preparedness, especially sea fortifications.
Although he wanted to strengthen the Navy, he found the Congress hostile and the President indifferent to his ideas. One of his greatest achievements under his tenure was the passage of the Naval Hospitals Act of 1811.
In 1813 he resigned his post as Secretary of the Navy.

Prior to his appointment as Secretary, he served the state of South Carolina in a number of public offices, including State Senator, 1794, 1798-1799, Comptroller of Finance, 1800-1804, as well as Governor of South Carolina, 1804-1806.

On 10 October 1782 he married Mary Wilkinson. Paul Hamilton died on 30 June 1819 in Beaufort, South Carolina.

 

USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60):

 

-- DDG 60 history wanted --

 

patches

 

DDG-60 USS Paul Hamilton patch crest insignia   USS Paul Hamilton DDG-60 patch crest insignia

 

USS Paul Hamilton DDG-60 patch crest insignia   DDG-60 USS Paul Hamilton insignia patch crest

 

 

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