U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Africa/Sixth Fleet
November 4, 2022

USCGC Hamilton (WMSL 753) arrives in Turku, Finland

The Legend-class national security cutter (NSC) USCGC Hamilton (WMSL 753) arrived in Turku, Finland for a scheduled port visit, Nov. 5, 2022.

While in Turku, Hamilton leadership will meet with government and Finnish Navy leaders….

“We are honored and enthusiastic to call on the historic city of Turku. This visit is oriented to build on the decades-long partnership between the United States and Finland,” said Capt. Matthew Brown, commanding officer of USCGC Hamilton (WMSL 753). “The U.S. Coast Guard’s collaboration with the Finnish Border Guard advances our shared ambitions…in the Baltic Sea.”

Prior to arriving in Turku, Hamilton conducted multiple operations with allies and partners in the Baltic Sea, including…boarding exercises with the Swedish Coast Guard….


This deployment builds upon NAVEUR’s ongoing mission of reassuring the NATO Alliance and advancing interoperability within the maritime domain and continues to hone the ship’s proficiency in the region. Hamilton previously deployed to European waters in 2021, where the cutter conducted maritime exercises with multiple NATO Allies and partners.

Photo: U.S. Coast Guard