USS Alexander Hamilton
Forty for Freedom
One for Spare Parts
Photo taken Spring 1975 (provided by Ed Legier)
The Boat, The Crew
This page is dedicated to the "Island Boys" and to all the fine USS
Alexander Hamilton shipmates who rode under the waves on a deterrent patrol.
In memory of John F. Johnson, EM3, and Richard P. Engelhart, ETR2.
Nuclear power and submarine school classmates assigned to the USS
Scorpion (SSN-589) just prior to her last run .... now on Eternal Patrol.
WEBMASTER: Dean W. Habhegger
Taken from the Commissioning Program cover
Alexander Hamilton 1967 - 1971
A. Hamilton Information
Update from Dean:
Reunion Twelve is only seven months away. Please go to the Reunion Page Click Here
to get details. It will be in Charleston, SC from October 18th to October 22nd, 2017. We have several activities planned
including the famous "auction", a Citadel Cadet Parade, an Oyster Roast, a trip to the only Tea Plantation in America,
and of course the CSS Hunley, downtown Charleston and Patriots Point. You can start reserving hotel rooms immediately.
All of the details are on the Reunion Page. See you there!
Intersting tidbit about the USS ALEXANDER HAMILTON SSB(N)-617. At the time of decommissioning it had completed
73 Deterent Patrols and had completed 1,002 Dives (more than any other SSBN). Don't know if we still have that record but
I suspect that may hold for the "41 For Freedom" Boats. Also, there is a new 'ship' with the name Alexander Hamilton...the
USCGC ALEXANDER HAMILTON (WPG-753) a new Coast Guard Cutter stationed in Charleston SC.
USS ALEXANDER HAMILTON FACE BOOK PAGE--Yes we have one! Click Here
to have a look. It is being run by "Lumpy" Viola. If you have not signed on, you should. There is a lot of fun stuff
to read and tons of photos being posted.
I continue to update the Crews List,
so keep sending in names and other pertinent data.
|Ships History Find out where She's been
and what She's done. She even held Patrol and Diving records.
Crew's List Look here for
shipmates. I will be updating this regularly with any new information I get. If you have sent me an e-mail and I have not
not responded, please send it again but to the above email address. Also, IF YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS IS NOT
please send me the correct one and if you have a friend/shipmate who needs to update please remind them to do so.
Reunion Information The latest news for REUNION TWELVE in Charleston
SC. Dates October 18-22, 2017. Check it out.
Shipmates On Eternal Patrol Over a thousand sailors
made patrols on the USS Alexander Hamilton, some have crossed the bar. This page
is a memorial to them.
updated February 9, 2015
AN ALEXANDER HAMILTON AUTHOR--Yes we have one of those too! Gary Penley sends the following note:
My name is Gary Penley. I served aboard the USS Alexander Hamilton from 1963-1966. I have recently
completed my fourth book, a true story titled,
DEEP VENTURE: A SAILOR'S STORY OF COLD WAR SUBMARINES
This book is told from the viewpoint of an enlisted man. Unlike most other submarine books, it concentrates a
lot on the type of men who inhabited the boats, and what we did, both onboard and off, to cope with the stresses of
submarine life. As you might guess, this leads to a lot of hilarious situations, because most of the things we did to
cope were pretty zany. The book is a memoir, military history, and adventure story. During the Six-Day War in the Middle
East in June 1967, I was aboard a submarine on a top-secret mission in the middle of the war zone. I am sure that all
submariners and ex-submariners, as well as anyone interested in military/adventure stories will enjoy it.
My book, in hardback, is due to be available in book stores around April 15 or you can pre-order on
Amazon.com and get a discount price of $16.14. You can direct order from this Amazon link
Fair winds and following seas,
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