Isaac Hull

Isaac Hull

Derby, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
Death 13 Feb 1843 (aged 69)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Section G, Lot 241
Memorial ID 523 · View Source
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War of 1812 Naval Officer. Nephew of General William Hull. Began US Navy service as a cabin boy in 1787. Commissioned 4th Lieutenant on the "USS Constitution" in 1797, and won distinction in the Quasi-War with France when he captured a French privateer. Commanded the "USS Argus" during the Barbary Wars, and provided support when American troops captured Derna (April 27, 1805). Promoted to Captain and named commander of the "USS Constitution" in 1810, and commanded it during the War of 1812. Gained fame by evading a superior British naval squadron in an incredible 66 hour chase after the British encountered the "Constitution" off Egg Harbor, New Jersey. His most endure Naval action was the defeat by the Constitution of the British frigate "HMS Guerriere", which he destroyed in less than a half hour of combat. His post-war assignments were commander of the Pacific Squadron, commandant of the Washington Navy Yard, and commander of the US Mediterranean Squadron. His last words before dying were "I strike my flag".

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  • Added: 31 Dec 2000
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