USS Paul Hamilton (DDG-60)


US Navy 070203-N-0879R-003 Guided missile destroyer USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60) departs from her homeport of Pearl Harbor, as part of USS Ronald Reagan's Strike Group (CSG).jpg
USS Paul Hamilton at Pearl Harbor on 3 February 2007
United States
NamePaul Hamilton
NamesakePaul Hamilton
Ordered22 February 1990
BuilderBath Iron Works
Laid down24 August 1992
Launched24 July 1993
Commissioned27 May 1995
HomeportSan Diego
MottoThe Courage to Prevail
Statusin active service
BadgeUSS 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)
Length505 ft (154 m)
Beam59 ft (18 m)
Draft31 ft (9.4 m)
Propulsion2 × Shafts
Speed>30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph)
Sensors and
processing systems
Electronic warfare
& decoys
Aircraft carried2 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.

Construction and career

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.

External links

  • Official USS Paul Hamilton (DDG-60) website