Media Advisory -- Ingalls Shipbuilding Celebrates Christening of U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter Hamilton (WMSL 753)




What: Hamilton (WMSL 753) Media Day and Christening
When: 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 25 (Media Day – close-toed shoes required)
  10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 Hamilton (WMSL 753) Christening (Media should arrive by 8:45 a.m.)
Where: Ingalls Shipbuilding Visitor Control Center
Who: Media Day
    * Adm. Robert J. Papp Jr., commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard
    * Linda Kapral Papp, ship's sponsor and wife of Adm. Papp
    * Irwin F. Edenzon, president, Ingalls Shipbuilding
    * Shipbuilders of Hamilton
    * U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Douglas Fears, prospective commanding officer, Hamilton (WMSL 753)
  Christening Day
    * Keynote speaker Adm. Papp
    * Mrs. Papp
    * Capt. Fears
    * Mike Petters, president and CEO, Huntington Ingalls Industries
    * Mr. Edenzon
    * Douglas Hamilton, direct descendent of Alexander Hamilton
RSVP: Bill Glenn, Huntington Ingalls Industries, (228) 327-1671

Please RSVP by 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24

Ingalls Shipbuilding will christen the company's fourth U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter, Hamilton (WMSL 753), on Saturday, Oct. 26. Adm. Robert J. Papp Jr., commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, will be the keynote speaker at the christening. His wife, Linda Kapral Papp, is the ship's sponsor. Adm. and Mrs. Papp will be available to speak with media on both days.

The ship is named in honor of Alexander Hamilton, who is credited with establishing the Revenue Cutter Service, the forerunner of today's U.S. Coast Guard. It is the third Coast Guard cutter to proudly bear the name Hamilton.

There will also be a media day on Friday, Oct. 25 with participants noted above.

A satellite truck is also available for video feed.

Follow Hamilton on social media using #NSC4.

(Sat truck will have test on Friday, Oct. 25 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Central and will be live at 9 a.m. Central on Saturday, Oct. 26)

Source: GALAXY 17 91W 4.5MHz (K) SAT Access Tel: 001 404 381 2600
Channel/Frequency: TXP 21K SLOT B (U/L: 14413.25 V, D/L: 12113.25 H)
Source: GALAXY 17 91W 4.5MHz (K)
Channel/Frequency: TXP 21K SLOT B (U/L: 14413.25 V, D/L: 12113.25 H)
Video Std: 525 NTSC.
No. Audio Channels: Audio: 1 Pair (2ch).
Symbol Rate: 3.31 Msym/s
FEC: 3/4
Aspect Ratio : SD 4.3 (Default) .
Modulation : DVBS-QPSK (Default) 35 percent
MPEG : 420 MPEG 2
Encryption: No Encryption

About Huntington Ingalls

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) designs, builds and maintains nuclear and non-nuclear ships for the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard and provides after-market services for military ships around the globe. For more than a century, HII has built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder at its Newport News Shipbuilding and Ingalls Shipbuilding divisions. Employing more than 37,000 in Virginia, Mississippi, Louisiana and California, HII also provides a wide variety of products and services to the commercial energy industry and other government customers, including the Department of Energy. For more information, visit:

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