USCG Alexander Hamilton


Alexander Hamilton was a Treasure class cutter that was built in 1937 at Brooklyn Navy Yard for the US Coast Guard. She was luanched in January 1937 and was ready for service two months later. 29.January 1942 she laid outside Iceland when she was torpedoed by the German uboat U-132 under command of Kapitänleutnant Ernst Vogelsang. Twenty men died immediately, and a further six died later. Alexander sank the following day. The wreck was found in August 2009 outside Faxafloi southwest on Iceland. The wreck was later dived and inspected by divers from the group Team Blue Immersion. She rest upside-down on a depth of 90 to 100 meter outside Reykjavik.

Former names:
USCG Alexander Hamilton
WPG-34, Hamilton
327,0 x 41,0 x 12,6 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
2350 displ
New York ( US ) 1937
( US )

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Picture: USCG Alexander Hamilton
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Picture: Kapitänleutnant Ernst Vogelsang
Commander of U-132
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Last updated: May 2019