US Hamilton class

Coast Guards


Coast Guards Hamilton class

Frigates size vessels, the Halmitons US Coast Guards cutters are also known as the Secretary class because they are named after Secretaries of the Treasury. In the 1980s, they replaced their original 127mm gun during their Fleet Rehabilitation and Modernization (FRAM) program. They have a telescopic hangar.

    Derivatives / Succeeded by
US National Security Cutter 2008
RP FF Gregorio del Pilar 2011


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3250full load (tn)
115length (m)
13beam (m)
4.60draught (m)
14000range (nm)
29max speed (knots)
2Naval Engine propulsion system: CODOG
2Naval Gun Mark 38 25 mm
1Naval Gun Oto Melara 76 mm
1Close-In Weapon System CIWS Phalanx 20 mm


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US USCG SNIA HH-65 Dolphin 01
US USCG Sikorsky S-70 H-60 01
US USCG Sikorsky HH-52A Sea Guard 01
NG Nigerian Navy Westland Lynx mk89 01

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US Avondale Shipyard - 12

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USUSCGWHEC-715USCGC Hamilton19672011
Gregorio del Pilar RP Philippine Navy PF-15 BRP Gregorio del Pilar 2011--
USUSCGWHEC-716USCGC Dallas19672012
Gregorio del Pilar RP Philippine Navy PF-16 BRP Ramon Alcaraz 2013--
USUSCGWHEC-717USCGC Mellon1967--
USUSCGWHEC-718USCGC Chase19682011
NG Nigerian Navy F90 NNS Thunder 2012--
USUSCGWHEC-720USCGC Sherman1968--
USUSCGWHEC-721USCGC Gallatin1968--
USUSCGWHEC-722USCGC Morgenthau1969--
BD Bangladesh Navy F 29 BNS Somudra Avijan 2016--
BD Bangladesh Navy F 28 BNS Somudra Joy 2013--
USUSCGWMSL-750National Security Cutter USCGC Bertholf2008--
USUSCGWMSL-751National Security Cutter USCGC Waesche2010--
USUSCGWMSL-752National Security Cutter USCGC Stratton2012--
USUSCGWMSL-753National Security Cutter USCGC Hamilton2014--
USUSCGWMSL-754National Security Cutter USCGC James2015--
USUSCGWMSL-755National Security Cutter USCGC MunroNMUN2017--
USUSCGWMSL-756National Security Cutter USCGC KimballNKIM2019--

19 units


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1965-jan-4Laid downUS WHEC-715 USCGC Hamilton
1965-dec-18LaunchedUS WHEC-715 USCGC Hamilton
1966-feb-7Laid downUS WHEC-716 USCGC Dallas
1966-jul-25Laid downUS WHEC-717 USCGC Mellon
1966-oct-1LaunchedUS WHEC-716 USCGC Dallas
1966-oct-15Laid downUS WHEC-718 USCGC Chase
1966-dec-12Laid downUS WHEC-719 USCGC Boutwell
1967-feb-11LaunchedUS WHEC-717 USCGC Mellon
1967-feb-13Laid downUS WHEC-720 USCGC Sherman
1967-feb-20CommissionedUS WHEC-715 USCGC Hamilton
1967-apr-17Laid downUS WHEC-721 USCGC Gallatin
1967-may-20LaunchedUS WHEC-718 USCGC Chase
1967-jun-17LaunchedUS WHEC-719 USCGC Boutwell
1967-jun-17Laid downUS WHEC-722 USCGC Morgenthau
1967-sep-23LaunchedUS WHEC-720 USCGC Sherman
1967-oct-1CommissionedUS WHEC-716 USCGC Dallas
1967-oct-23Laid downUS WHEC-723 USCGC Rush
1967-nov-18LaunchedUS WHEC-721 USCGC Gallatin
1967-dec-22CommissionedUS WHEC-717 USCGC Mellon
1968-feb-10LaunchedUS WHEC-722 USCGC Morgenthau
1968-mar-1CommissionedUS WHEC-718 USCGC Chase
1968-jun-14CommissionedUS WHEC-719 USCGC Boutwell
1968-aug-23CommissionedUS WHEC-720 USCGC Sherman
1968-nov-16LaunchedUS WHEC-723 USCGC Rush
1968-dec-20CommissionedUS WHEC-721 USCGC Gallatin
1969-feb-14CommissionedUS WHEC-722 USCGC Morgenthau
1969-jul-3CommissionedUS WHEC-723 USCGC Rush
1970-feb-18Laid downUS WHEC-724 USCGC Munro
1970-sep-9Laid downUS WHEC-725 USCGC Jarvis
1970-nov-22DeploymentUS WHEC-723 USCGC Rush On the night of November 22nd, 1970, RUSH was part of a U.S. Naval force tasked with the capturing of a North Vietnamese supply trawler delivering weapons. The trawler tried to flee and then attacked the US Navy Minesweeper ENDURANCE, at which time the RUSH assisted along with three other U.S. warships in the eventual sinking of the trawler
1970-dec-5LaunchedUS WHEC-724 USCGC Munro
1971-apr-5Laid downUS WHEC-726 USCGC Midgett
1971-apr-24LaunchedUS WHEC-725 USCGC Jarvis
1971-sep-4LaunchedUS WHEC-726 USCGC Midgett
1971-sep-10CommissionedUS WHEC-724 USCGC Munro
1971-dec-30CommissionedUS WHEC-725 USCGC Jarvis
1972-mar-17CommissionedUS WHEC-726 USCGC Midgett
1982US WHEC-721 USCGC Gallatin ran aground
1982-sepDeploymentUS WHEC-716 USCGC Dallas Carribean Sea with HH-52 1400
1987-janAircraftUS WHEC-723 USCGC Rush HH-52A 1442 accident
1989-julRefitUS WHEC-718 USCGC Chase modernized to mar1991
1992-marRefitUS WHEC-725 USCGC Jarvis mar1991 to dec1992 modernized
1994-junAircraftUS WHEC-716 USCGC Dallas on board HH-65A 6513
1999-oct-9DeploymentUS WHEC-719 USCGC Boutwell San Francisco Fleet Week 1999 Present for Fleet Week 1999.
2011-mar-28DecommissionedUS WHEC-715 USCGC Hamilton
2011-may-13Fate: transferedUS WHEC-718 USCGC Chase transferred from USCG to Nigerian Navy
2011-dec-14Fate: transferedUS WHEC-715 USCGC Hamilton to Philippine Navy
2012-janCommissionedNG F90 NNS Thunder
2012-jan-4HomeportNG F90 NNS Thunder arrived from California at Apapa Naval Base
2012-mar-30DecommissionedUS WHEC-716 USCGC Dallas
2012-mar-30Fate: transferedUS WHEC-716 USCGC Dallas to Philippine Navy
2012-mar-30DecommissionedUS WHEC-725 USCGC Jarvis
2013-oct-3Port VisitNG F90 NNS Thunder International Fleet Review Sydney 2013 Present at 100th anniversary of the RAN Fleet Review
2013-dec-23CommissionedBD F 28 BNS Somudra Joy
2015-feb-3DecommissionedUS WHEC-723 USCGC Rush
2016-mar-19CommissionedBD F 29 BNS Somudra Avijan
2016-apr-12DeploymentBD F 29 BNS Somudra Avijan Exercise Komodo 2016 participated in MNEK 2016

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