US destroyer arrives for liberty call in Manila

The USS Paul Hamilton (DDG-60), an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, arrived in Manila for routine port resupply mission and liberty call Sunday. The ship is currently on its independent deployment to the Arabian Gulf and Western Pacific Ocean.

The USS Paul Hamilton started its deployment in February and has been conducting theater security cooperation operations, maritime presence operations and leadership engagements with partner nations.

The US destroyer is not scheduled to conduct any exercises during its resupply in the Philippines; however, the crew of more than 300 sailors will have the opportunity to enjoy some well-deserved liberty and experience the great City of Manila.

The USS Paul Hamilton is a multi-mission ship designed to operate independently or with an associated strike group. The ship is assigned to Destroyer Squadron 21 and is home ported in Hawaii within the US 3rd Fleet area of operations.