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WELCOME TO USCGC HAMILTON (WMSL 753)

North Charleston, South Carolina 29405

 

 

USCGC HAMILTON GENERAL INFORMATION

Mission

HAMILTON's primary missions include Law Enforcement (Alien Migrant Interdiction Operations, Counter Narcotics and Living Marine Resources), Search and Rescue, Defense Operations and Homeland Security. We expect to reach a full operational capability in the spring of 2015.  Between now and then, there will be underway operational tests and evaluation periods, an extended dockside to complete the installation of new equipment, and an intensive Tailored Ship Training Availability to complete the work up cycle for deployments in 2015.

Cutter Characteristics

Crew Capacity

109-143 Depending on Mission

Length

418 Feet

Draft

22.5 Feet

Displacement

4,500 Long Tons

Max Sustained Speed

28 Knots

Endurance

60 Days

Range

12,000 Nautical Miles

Propulsion

CODAG*, 1 Gas Turbine (30K HP), 2 Diesels (10K HP ea)

Aircraft

MH-65C or MH 60T

Small Boats

2 Short Rang Prosecutor and 1 Over the Horizon RHI

Armament

57mm Bofors gun, CIWS 1B, SRBOC, NULKA, MZ .50 Caliber

Sensors

X and S band radar, 3D air search radar, SPQ-9B radar, SLQ-32

   *CODAG = Combined Diesel and Gas Turbine

Ratings Present at Unit

BM, DC, EM, ET, FS, GM, HS, IS, IT, MK, ME, OS, SK, YN.

Typical SN/SA Job Assignment
 

Job Assignment:

Primary responsibilities of an SN/SA will be qualifying in Lookout and Helmsman, damage control procedures and may include Helicopter tie-down and Cutter Rescue Swimmer. They will also participate in operations of the deck division such as small boat maintenance, painting, general cleaning, boat crewmember, line-handler and mess-cooking.

Typical FN/FA
 

Job Assignment:

Primary responsibilities of an FN/FA will be qualifying as an engineering watchstander, performing maintenance and repair of mechanical systems (Main Propulsion and Auxiliary Systems), qualifying in damage control procedures, mess-cooking, general cleaning, and small boat engineer.

 

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Commanding Officer
USCGC HAMILTON (WMSL 753)
ATTN: (SN Jane Smith)
1050 Register Street
North Charleston, SC 29405

Last Modified 3/17/2014