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USCGC Hamilton (WMSL-753)
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USCGC Hamilton (WMSL-753) is the fourth Legend-class cutter of the United States Coast Guard. She is the fifth cutter named after Alexander Hamilton, who was the first United States Secretary of the Treasury and in that position requested the formation of the United States Coast Guard (as the United States Revenue Cutter Service).

Construction began in September 2011 by Northrop Grumman's Ship System Ingalls Shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi. The keel was laid on September 5, 2012. The cutter's sponsor is Linda Kapral Papp, the wife of Coast Guard Commandant Robert J. Papp, Jr.

Hamilton was floated on 10 August 2013. The ceremonial ship launching (christening) was on 26 October 2013. She was delivered to the Coast Guard in September 2014. The cutter is homeported in the City of North Charleston, SC, at the old Charleston Naval Base

In January 2020 the Hamilton became the first NSC to participate in a Navy Composite Training Unit Exercise, for 3 weeks the cutter integrated with the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower and Carrier Strike Group 10. After operating with the Carrier Strike Group the cutter patrolled the Eastern Pacific Ocean in support of Joint Interagency Task Force (JIATF) South. The cutter returned in April after the 80-day patrol throughout the Eastern Pacific Ocean and offloaded $324 million worth of cocaine and marijuana.