USS Hamilton (DMS 18)
Destroyer of the Wickes class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Mod||High speed minesweeper|
|Built by||Mare Island Navy Yard (Vallejo, California, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||8 Jun 1918|
|Launched||15 Jan 1919|
|Commissioned||7 Nov 1919|
|End service||16 Oct 1945|
Decommissioned on 20 July 1922
Commands listed for USS Hamilton (DMS 18)
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|1||Thomas Cockey Evans, USN||10 May 1938||17 Jul 1940 (1)|
|2||Harold Melvin Briggs, USN||17 Jul 1940||21 Jan 1941|
|3||Lt.Cdr. Harold Oscar Larson, USN||21 Jan 1941||19 Jun 1942|
|4||Lt. Robert Roy Sampson, USN||19 Jun 1942||30 Jun 1944 (1)|
|5||John Clague, USNR||30 Jun 1944||13 Jul 1945|
|6||Lyle Howard Turner, USNR||13 Jul 1945||16 Oct 1945|
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Notable 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.