Hull, Isaac, 1773-1843

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Isaac Hull (1773-1843) commanded USS Constitution in her 1812 victory over Guerriere, in which it earned the sobriquet "Old Ironsides." He later commanded the Boston, Portsmouth, and Washington Navy yards and was appointed Commodore of the Mediterranean Squadron in 1838.

From the description of Isaac Hull Collection, 1798-1841. (New-York Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 479784380

Isaac Hull was born 9 March 1773 Huntington (now Shelton) CT. His commands included the schooner Enterprise and the brig Argus in 1803, the frigate Constitution in 1810-1812, the Navy Yards at Boston, Portsmouth and Washington, the Pacific Station (1824-1827) and the Mediterranean Station (1838-1841). He died 13 February 1843 Philadelphia PA.

From the description of Letterbook of Isaac Hull, 1838 August-1839 December 6. (New England Historic Genealogical Society). WorldCat record id: 49282009

Isaac Hull, U.S. naval officer, was born in Shelton, Connecticut on March 9, 1773. He joined the Navy in 1798 and saw action in the hostilities with France that year, the War with Tripoli and the War of 1812, when he, in command of the Constitution, defeated HMS Guerriere. He was CO of the Pacific and Mediterranean Squadrons in the post-war period.

From the description of Letter, May 24, 1824. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 730451274

Naval officer.

From the description of Papers of Isaac Hull, 1811-1930. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79453753

1773, March 9. Born Shelton, Conn.

Raised by uncle in Newton, Mass.

1798, March 9. Appointed lieut., U.S.N.

1810. Given command of "Constitution."

1812, Aug. 19. Captured British frigate "Guerrière."

1813, Jan. 2. Married Anna McCurdy Hart.

1815. Took command of Boston Navy Yard.

1824. Achieved rank of commodore, and command of Pacific station in frigate "United States."

1829. Appointed commandant of Washington Navy Yard.

1838. Chairman of the Navy Board of Revision.

1839. Jan. 4. Arrived at Port Mahon in "Ohio" to command Mediterranean station.

1841, July 17. Arrived in Boston.

1842. Retired to Philadelphia.

From the description of Papers, 1810-1842. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 13087734

Isaac Hull (1773-1843), the nephew and adopted son of William Hull (1753-1825), was a naval officer in the U.S. Navy from 1798 to 1841. During the Tripolitan War, Hull, commander of the brig _Argus_, cooperated with William Eaton in capturing the town of Derne, as this was essential to Eaton's plan of restoring Hamet Caramalli as Bashaw of Tripoli.

William Eaton (1764-1811) graduated from Dartmouth College in 1790. He was commissioned captain in the U.S. Army in 1792 and, in 1798, was appointed U.S. consul to Tunis. During the Tripolitan War, Eaton served as a special representative of the American government, with the title "Navy Agent to the Barbary States."

From the description of Letterbook, 1804-1805. (American Antiquarian Society). WorldCat record id: 191259443

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creatorOf Hull, Isaac, 1773-1843. Letter, 1813 Aug. 20, Portsmouth, N.H., to Henry A.S. Dearborn, Boston. Dartmouth College Library
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creatorOf Hull, Isaac, 1773-1843. Letter : Bay of Callao, Peru, to William Hull, Newton, Mass., 1824 Oct. 6. University of Chicago Library
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creatorOf Hull, Isaac, 1773-1843. Letter : aboard the USS Constitution, to John Randall, Annapolis, Md., 1811 June 10. Texas Christian University
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creatorOf Hull, Isaac, 1773-1843. Papers, 1810-1842. Boston Athenaeum
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Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Callao (Callao, Peru)
United States
Tripoli (Libya)
Trujillo (La Libertad, Peru)
Peru
United States
Egypt
United States
Subject
Diplomats
Privateering
Navy-yards and naval stations
Cyane (Ship)
Admirals--Biography
Brandywine (Ship)
Occupation
Naval officers
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Birth 1773-03-09

Death 1843-02-13

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