National Security Cutter Hamilton (WMSL 753) Christening


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Mrs. Linda Kapral Papp, wife of Adm. Robert J. Papp Jr., Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard is Hamilton's sponsor and she will smash a ceremonial bottle across the ship's bow officially naming the ship "Hamilton."

The ship is named in honor of Alexander Hamilton, who is credited with establishing the Revenue Cutter Service - the forerunner of today's United States Coast Guard.

It is the third Coast Guard Cutter to proudly bear the name Hamilton.

Ingalls has built and delivered three NSCs to the Coast Guard with another three under construction. The Legend-Class National Security Cutter is the flagship of the Coast Guard fleet, capable of meeting all maritime security mission needs.

It is the largest and most technologically advanced class of cutter, with robust capabilities for maritime homeland security, law enforcement, marine safety, environmental protection, humanitarian and national defense missions.

An NSC carries enough food and consumables to stay at sea for 60 days and has the ability to conduct replenishment and refuel at sea in order to extend patrols.

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