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US Navy - Guided Missile Destroyer
DDG 60 - USS Paul Hamilton
 
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Type, class: Guided Missile Destroyer - DDG; Arleigh Burke class, Flight I
Builder: Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine, USA
  
STATUS:
Awarded: February 22, 1990
Laid down: August 24, 1992
Launched: July 24, 1993
Commissioned: May 27, 1995
IN SERVICE
 

Homeport: Naval Base San Diego, California
 Namesake: Paul Hamilton (1762-1819)
Ships Motto: THE COURAGE TO PREVAIL
Technical Data: see: INFO > Arleigh Burke class Guided Missile Destroyer - DDG
 

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Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii - April 2016

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Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii - April 2016

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off Hawaii - January 2016

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returning to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii - September 2015

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Arabian Gulf - April 2015

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departing Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii - February 2015

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San Diego, California - November 2014

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San Diego, California - November 2014

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steering console - June 2014

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returning to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii - June 2013

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Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii - June 2013

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Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii - June 2013

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Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii - June 2013

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Pearl Harbor, Hawaii - June 2013

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Pearl Harbor, Hawaii - June 2013

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USS Paul Hamilton flies the 242-foot Homeward Bound Pennant. The pennant is authorized after a ship has spent 270 or more uninterrupted days at sea.
Paul Hamilton is on patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility supporting security and stability of the Indo-Asia-Pacific region - June 2013

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Northern Arabian Sea - May 2013

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Khalifa Bin Salman Pier, Bahrain - May 2013

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Andaman Sea - October 2012

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Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii - September 2012

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Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii - September 2012

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USS Paul Hamilton launches a RIM-66 Standard Missile SM-2MR - Pacific Ocean - July 2012

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Pacific Ocean - April 2012

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Pacific Ocean - April 2012

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Pacific Ocean - April 2012

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Mk-45 Mod.2 (5-inches/54-caliber) gun live fire exercise - Pacific Ocean - March 2012

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Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii - June 2011

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Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii - June 2011

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returning to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii - June 2011

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Pearl Harbor, Hawaii - June 2011

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departing Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii - November 2010

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departing Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii - November 2010

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Pearl Harbor, Hawaii - August 2009

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Pearl Harbor, Hawaii - August 2009

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departing Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hawaii - January 2009

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USS Paul Hamilton launches a RIM-161 Standard Missile SM-3 as part of exercise Pacific Blitz 08 - November 2008

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USS Paul Hamilton launches a RIM-161 Standard Missile SM-3 as part of exercise Pacific Blitz 08 - November 2008

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Pacific Ocean - July 2008

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Pacific Ocean - July 2008

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returning to Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hawaii - August 2007

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returning to Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hawaii - August 2007

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returning to Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hawaii - August 2007

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Pacific Ocean - March 2007

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Philippine Sea - March 2007

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Pacific Ocean - February 2007

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departing Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hawaii - February 2007

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returning to Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hawaii - August 2006

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returning to Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hawaii - September 2005

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Sulu Sea - August 2005

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with USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG 60) alongside - Muara, Brunei - August 2005

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departing Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hawaii - May 2005

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Pacific Ocean - January 2005

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Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hawaii - July 2004

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returning toNaval Station Pearl Harbor, Hawaii - April 2003

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returning toNaval Station Pearl Harbor, Hawaii - April 2003

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November 2002

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departing Pearl Harbor, Hawaii - June 2000

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departing Pearl Harbor, Hawaii - June 2000

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Pacific Ocean - October 1995

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trials - March 1995

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sea trials - December 1994

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sea trials - December 1994

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sea trials - December 1994

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sea trials - December 1994

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sea trials - December 1994

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sea trials - December 1994

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sea trials - December 1994

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sea trials - December 1994

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first time in water - Bath Iron Works, Maine - July 24, 1993

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christening & launching ceremony at Bath Iron Works, Maine - July 24, 1993

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christening & launching ceremony at Bath Iron Works, Maine - July 24, 1993

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prepeared for christening & launching - July 1993

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prepeared for christening & launching - July 1993

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prepeared for christening & launching - July 1993

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keel laying ceremony at Bath Iron Works, Maine - August 24, 1992
   
 
USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60):
 
USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60) is the 10th ship of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers. Her keel was laid on August 24, 1992, at Bath Iron Works shipyard in Bath, Maine, she was christened and launched on July 24, 1993 and commissioned during a ceremony at Naval Station Charleston, South Carolina on May 27, 1995 with Cmdr. John Joseph Hammerer, Jr. as the commanding officer.

In February 2001 USS Paul Hamilton returned to Pearl Harbor after a six-month western Pacific deployment.

In January 2002 USS Paul Hamilton departed homeport for a Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX), off the coast of southern California, as part of USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Battle Group. In August USS Paul Hamilton departed Naval Station Pearl Harbor for a scheduled deployment in support of Maritime Interdiction Operations (MIO), Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.

In March 2003 USS Paul Hamilton launched its first Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles (TLAMs), just before dawn from the station in the North Arabian Gulf, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. In April USS Paul Hamilton returned to homeport after a nine-month extended combat deployment.

In June 2004 USS Paul Hamilton participated in the multinational training exercise "Silent Fury".

In May 2005 USS Paul Hamilton departed Pearl Harbor for a scheduled deployment to Southeast Asia in support of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT). In November USS Paul Hamilton returned to homeport after four-and-a-half month underway period. In December 2005 DDG 60 participated in the USS Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group's Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) 06-2, as part of opposition forces.

In July-August 2006 Paul Hamilton participated in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2006. In September USS Paul Hamilton participated in Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) as part of the John C. Stennis (CVN 74) Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 3, in the SOCAL Op. Area. In November DDG 60 participated in the Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) off the West Coast.

In February 2007 USS Paul Hamilton departed Pearl Harbor for a surge deployment with the Reagan CSG. In June DDG 60 participated in exercise Talisman Saber 2007. In August Paul Hamilton, as part of the Stennis Carrier Strike Group, participated in exercise Valiant Shield and then returned to Naval Station Pearl Harbor after her six-and-a-half month deployment.

In July 2008 the guided-missile destroyer participated in exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC).

In January 2009 DDG 60 departed homeport to participate in the Middle Pacific (MIDPAC) Surface Combatant Group Sail and for a scheduled deployment to the U.S. Central Command AoR, as part of the Mid-Pacific Surface Combatant Operational Employment program that included exercises Arabian Gauntlet and Nautical Union the 5th Fleet AoR. In August USS Paul Hamilton returned home after a seven-month underway period.

In November 2010 USS Paul Hamilton participated in integrated training exercise "Koa Kai 11-1" off the coast of Hawaii and began a scheduled deployment.
In June 2011 USS Paul Hamilton returned to Pearl Harbor after her seven-month deployment in the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet Areas of Responsibility.

In March 2012 Paul Hamilton participated in integrated training exercise "Koa Kai 12-2”. In July the guided-missile destroyer participated in the multi-national exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012. In September USS Paul Hamilton departed Pearl Harbor for an extended deployment as part of the USS John C. Stennis CSG.

Paul Hamilton deployed for Operation Iraqi Freedom I and on the night of 21 March 2003, she joined 29 other U.S. and British ships and submarines that fired BGM-109 Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles (TLAMs) against Iraqi military targets.

The ship carried out a series of training exercises with Russian destroyer Marshal Shaposhnikov and medium seagoing tanker Pechanga in Hawaiian waters on 28 and 29 October 2003. The ships simulated a search and rescue operation, formation maneuvers, and a flag hoist drill. Paul Hamilton’s Lt. j.g. Cozy Bailey and Ensign Paul Haberlein embarked on board Marshal Shaposhnikov overnight.

In July 2015, she along with the Royal Navy's HMS Duncan, participated in airstrikes against ISIL.
 
Paul Hamilton (October 16, 1762 - June 30, 1819):
3rd Secretary of the Navy (1809 - 1812)

Paul Hamilton, born in Wiltown, St. Paul’s Parish, S.C., on 16 October 1762, to Archibald and Rebecca (Branford) Hamilton. As a young man of 16 he joined the Wiltown Hunters, a militia company, and fought under Generals Horatio L. Gates and Francis Marion and Col. William Harden against the British at Savannah, Ga., Camden and Charleston, S.C., in the American Revolution, from 1778 to 1781. He participated in Harden’s capture of the British post at Fort Balfour, S.C., on 11 April 1781.

Hamilton married Mary Wilkinson on 10 October 1792. Their union proved a fruitful one and they had seven children: Mary, Rebecca, Eliza, Paul, Margaret, Archibald, and Susan. Hamilton served South Carolina in many public offices including: Collector of General Taxes, St. Paul’s Parish, 1785-1787; as a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, 1787-1789; the state convention that adopted the U.S. Constitution, 1787; the state convention that adopted South Carolina’s Constitution, 1790; as a state senator, 1794 and 1798-1799; Comptroller of Finance, 1800-1804; and Governor, 1804-1806.

President James Monroe appointed him Secretary of the Navy, serving from 15 May 1809 to 31 December 1812. Hamilton advocated military preparedness, especially sea fortifications. Although he wanted to strengthen the Navy and the fledgling republic’s seaward fortifications, he found the Congress hostile and the President indifferent to his ideas, though he proved largely responsible for the passage of the Naval Hospitals Act of 1811. His son Archibald, a Navy Lieutenant, was killed when British frigates Endymion, Majestic, Pomone, and Tenedos captured U.S. frigate President, Capt. Stephen Decatur in command, off Long Island, N.Y., on 15 January 1815. Paul Hamilton died at Beaufort, S.C., on 30 June 1816. He was buried at the Whale Branch Plantation (Clarendon Plantation), Beaufort County, S.C.

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