Allied Warships

USS Hamilton (DMS 18)

Destroyer of the Wickes class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassWickes 
PennantDMS 18 
Built byMare Island Navy Yard (Vallejo, California, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down8 Jun 1918 
Launched15 Jan 1919 
Commissioned7 Nov 1919 
End service16 Oct 1945 
History

Decommissioned on 20 July 1922
Recommissioned on 20 January 1930
Reclassified high speed minesweeper DMS-18 on 11 October 1941
Reclassified AG-111 on 5 June 1945
Decommissioned 16 October 1946
Stricken on 1 November 1945
Sold on 21 November 1946 and broken up for scrap

 

Commands listed for USS Hamilton (DMS 18)

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CommanderFromTo
1Clarence Gulbranson, USN 1932 (1)

2Lt.Cdr. Thomas Cockey Evans, USN1939??? (1)

3Cdr. Robert Roy Sampson, USN1944??? (1)

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Noteable events involving Hamilton include:


5 Apr 1942
USS Hamilton picks up 25 survivors from the American tanker Byron D. Benson that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-552 off Currituck Inlet, North Carolina in position 36°08'N, 75°32'W.

Media links


Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.


U.S. Destroyers

Friedman, Norman


United States Destroyer Operations In World War II.

Roscoe, Theodore


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