USCGC Alexander Hamilton

USCGC Alexander Hamilton was a Treasury-class United States Coast Guard Cutter. She was named after the first U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton, who was mortally wounded in a duel with Aaron Burr. On January 29, 1942, the Hamilton was torpedoed on the starboard side by the German Type VIIC submarine U-132, which had been patrolling the Icelandic coast near Reykjav√≠k. The explosion killed seven men and injured many more. After she capsized on January 30, salvage attempts were abandoned and the American destroyer USS Ericsson fired upon the wreck three times to send her to the bottom of the sea, 28 miles from the coast. She was the U.S. Coast Guard’s first loss of World War II.


Name Rating Duty Station Date
Davis, B. E. MM1 USCGC Alexander Hamilton 1/29/1942
Covington, C. L. Y3 USCGC Alexander Hamilton 1/29/1942
Fletcher, C. H. S1 USCGC Alexander Hamilton 1/29/1942
Little, C. J. F1 USCGC Alexander Hamilton 1/29/1942
Lindsay, C. A. F1 USCGC Alexander Hamilton 1/29/1942
Musselwhite, E. F. AS USCGC Alexander Hamilton 1/29/1942
Roberts, E. L. MM2 USCGC Alexander Hamilton 1/29/1942
Reynolds, G. H. CMM USCGC Alexander Hamilton 1/29/1942
Holl, G. J. Jr SM3 USCGC Alexander Hamilton 1/29/1942
Yates, H. W. MM2 USCGC Alexander Hamilton 1/29/1942
Mcgrane, J. B. WT2 USCGC Alexander Hamilton 1/29/1942
Costigan, J. E. WT1 USCGC Alexander Hamilton 1/29/1942
Capporelli, J. S1 USCGC Alexander Hamilton 1/29/1942
McKinney, J. E. F3 USCGC Alexander Hamilton 1/29/1942
Emanuelli, J. AS USCGC Alexander Hamilton 1/29/1942
Kment, J. F3 USCGC Alexander Hamilton 1/29/1942
Booth, J. C. F3 USCGC Alexander Hamilton 1/29/1942
Brooks, L. W. WT2 USCGC Alexander Hamilton 1/29/1942
Sieck, L. V. CMM USCGC Alexander Hamilton 1/29/1942
Vas, M. T. MM2 USCGC Alexander Hamilton 1/29/1942
Holubec, N. T. AS USCGC Alexander Hamilton 1/29/1942
Sabelli, N. MM1 USCGC Alexander Hamilton 1/29/1942
Liebra, O. CMM USCGC Alexander Hamilton 1/29/1942
Learner, R. B. S2 USCGC Alexander Hamilton 1/29/1942
Wagda, T. S1 USCGC Alexander Hamilton 1/29/1942
Zajac, W. P. MM2 USCGC Alexander Hamilton 1/29/1942