PAUL HAMILTON


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Year Built
1942
Official Number
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Shipyard
North Carolina Shipbuilding Company
General Type
General Cargo
Specific Type
Break Bulk
MARAD Type
EC2-S-C1
Ship Length
441 feet
Beam
57 feet
Mast Height
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Net Tons
4375 tons
Gross Tons
7177 tons
Cargo Capacity
499673 square feet
Draft, Summer
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Draft, Lightweight
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Displacement, Summer
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Displacement, Lightweight
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Immersion, Summer
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Immersion, Lightweight
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Fate
Sunk - Torpedo

Historical Narrative



This Liberty ship was named for Paul Hamilton (1762-1816). Paul Hamilton was a soldier, planter, and politician. Hamilton served as the Governor of South Carolina from 1804-1806, and as the U.S. Secretary of the Navy from 1809-1813.

MARAD has no written history for the Liberty ship Paul Hamilton at this time.


Vessel Name History

PAUL HAMILTON

Mission

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Shipwreck Information


Vessel Information
Owner
War Shipping Administration

Operator
Black Diamond Steamship Company

Operator Agreement
General Agent Agreement

Flag State
United States

Incident Information
Incident Date
April 20, 1944

Use at Loss
Cargo Transportation

Cause
Sunk - Torpedo

Cause Comments
Torpedoed by German airplanes while en route from Norfolk, Virginia, to Bizerte, (Tunisia), as part of Convoy UGS-38.

Conflict
World War II

Location of Incident
Mediterranean Sea

Accuracy of Incident Location
Historic 1

Lat/Long
36° 55' N., 03° 54' E.

Incident Location Comments
Off the Algerian Coast

Lives Lost
580

Wreck Site Information
Location of Wreck
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Accuracy of Wreck Location
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