National Security Cutter Hamilton (WMSL 753) was commissioned by the United States Coast Guard (USCG) on December 6, 2014, at its home port of Charleston
, S.C. GE Marine reports that the vessel is powered by one GE LM2500 gas turbine and two diesel engines in a Combined Diesel And Gas turbine (CODAG) propulsion system.
Constructed in Pascagoula at Huntington Ingalls Industries' Ingalls Shipbuilding division, Hamilton previously completed a series of sea trials that proved the successful operation of a variety of components including the CODAG system.
Hamilton is the fourth in class for the USCG cutter program. The ship is 418-foot-long with a 54-foot beam, and has a displacement of 4,300 tons. The LM2500 was manufactured at GE’s Evendale, Ohio, facility.