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USS Paul Hamilton (DD-307)

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USS Paul Hamilton (DD-307)

USS Paul Hamilton (DD-307)
Career (US)
Builder: Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation, Union Iron Works, San Francisco
Laid down: 25 September 1918
Launched: 21 February 1919
Commissioned: 24 September 1920
Decommissioned: 20 January 1930
Struck: 8 July 1930
Fate: scrapped, 1931
General characteristics
Class & type: Clemson-class destroyer
Displacement: 1,215 tons
Length: 314 feet 4 12 inches (95.8 metres)
Beam: 30 feet 11 12 inches (9.44 metres)
Draft: 9 feet 4 inches (2.84 metres)
Propulsion: 26,500 shp (20 MW);
geared turbines,
twin propellers
Speed: 35 kn (65 km/h)
Range: 4,900 nmi (9,100 km)
  @ 15 kt
Complement: 128 officers and enlisted
Armament: 4 × 4" (102 mm), 2 × 3" (76 mm) AA, 12 × 21" (533 mm) torpedo tubes

The first USS Paul Hamilton (DD-307) was a Clemson-class destroyer in the United States Navy following World War I. She was named for Paul Hamilton.


  • History 1
  • Fate 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


Paul Hamilton was launched 21 February 1919 by Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation, San Francisco; sponsored by Miss Justin McGrath; and commissioned 24 September 1920, Lieutenant Commander J. F. McClain in command.

After acceptance trials off California, Paul Hamilton was assigned to Division Thirty-three, Squadron Six, Flotilla Two of the Cruiser-Destroyer Force Pacific based at San Diego. She performed yeoman service with the Pacific Battle Fleet from 1920 until early 1930.


Paul Hamilton decommissioned 20 January 1930 and was scrapped in 1931.

See USS Paul Hamilton for other ships of this name.


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