Huntington Ingalls christens fourth Coast Guard cutter
Published: October 31,2013
PASCAGOULA — Huntington Ingalls Shipbuilding has christened its fourth U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter.
Linda Papp, wife of U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Robert Papp, was the ship’s sponsor during the christening Saturday at the Pascagoula shipyard.
The Hamilton (WMSL 753), about 65 percent complete, is expected to be finished in about a year. It will be delivered to the Coast Guard in fall 2014.
The Hamilton, named after Alexander Hamilton, will have 120 crew members. Its homeport will be Charleston, S.C. Capt. Douglas Fears will command the Hamilton.
Hamilton is the fourth of eight planned ships in the new Legend-class of technologically advanced multi-mission cutters. They are replacing Hamilton-class cutters built in the 1960s.
The fifth and sixth ships in the series, James and Munro, are also under construction.
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