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     WHEC-715  Hamilton      

Photo byFebruary 2011. San Diego.
Country: USA.
Class, [Type]: Hamilton, [WHEC].
Homeport: San Diego.

Callsign: NMAG ( November Mike Alfa Golf )

Builder: Avondale Shipyards Inc, New Orlean, USA.
Laid down: 8 January 1965.
Launch date: 18 December 1965.
Commission date: 20 February 1967.
Decommission date: 28 March 2011.

Displacement ( tons ): 2700 standard, 3000 full load.
Dimensions ( metres ): 115 x 13 x 6.
Main machinery: CODAG: Diesel and Gas turbine: 2 x diesels, 2 x turbines ( 28000 hp ).
Speed ( knots ): 29.
Range ( miles ): 14000 at 11 knots.
Complement: 162 ( 19 officers ).

Guns: 1 x 1 76mm Mk75 OTO Melara Compact, 1 x 1 25mm Mk38 Bushmaster, 1 x 6 20mm GE/GD Vulcan Phalanx Mk15 CIWS, 4 x 1 12,7mm.

Radar: Air: AN/SPS-40; Surface: AN/SPS-73; Fire Control: Mk92.
Countermeasures: Decoys: 2 x Mk36 SRBOC; ESM: AN/WLR-1C, AN/WLR-3.
Helicopter: 1 x HH-65A Dolphin.

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