Keel Laid For (WMSL-753), USCGC Hamilton

PASCAGOULA, Miss., Sept. 5, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) authenticated the keel of the U.S. Coast Guard's National Security Cutter Hamilton (WMSL 753) today at the company's Ingalls Shipbuilding facility. Mrs. Linda Kapral Papp, wife of Adm. Robert J. Papp Jr., commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, is the ship's sponsor. Her initials were welded on a keel plate that will be part of the ship as long as it remains in the operational fleet.

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