Friday, May 31, 2013

USS Paul Hamilton to arrive in Manila Friday

From the Philippine News Agency (May 30): USS Paul Hamilton to arrive in Manila Friday
The USS Paul Hamilton (DDG-60), an Arleigh Burke class guided missile destroyer of the US Navy, will arrive in Manila on Friday for a routine port call.

The US Embassy in Manila, in a statement, said the visits highlight the strong historic, community, and military relations between the United States and the Philippines.

During its visit, the Paul Hamilton will refuel and receive supplies, while its crew will be given opportunity for rest and recreation as well as to render community service at the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City.

The ship has a crew of 300, including 24 Filipino-Americans.

Named after the third Secretary of the Navy of the U.S., the Hamilton was commissioned in 1995 at the US Naval Station in Charleston, South Caroline, and is now based in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

It is 505 feet long, displaces 8,300 tons on full load, and has a top speed of more than 30 knots.

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