USS Paul Hamilton Begins Independent Deployment

The guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60) departed on an independent deployment to the Persian Gulf and Western Pacific Ocean.

The vessel is scheduled to conduct theater security cooperation and maritime presence operations with partner nations.

Commissioned May 27, 1995, Paul Hamilton is the third U.S. Navy ship named after the third secretary of the Navy. His term in office included the first months of the War of 1812, during which time the small United States Navy achieved several remarkable victories over British warships.

Assigned to Destroyer Squadron 21, the vessel is homeported in Hawaii within the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations.

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