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Photo # 80-G-321647:  USS Hull underway at sea, May 1944

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-- U.S. NAVY SHIPS --

USS Hull (DD-350), 1935-1944

USS Hull, a 1395-ton Farragut class destroyer built by the New York Navy Yard, was commissioned in January 1935. She made a shakedown cruise to the western coast of Europe in mid-year and transited the Panama Canal to take station in the Pacific in October. From then until 1939, Hull participated in U.S. Fleet exercises and training operations, steaming north to Alaska and west to Hawaii on occasion. Her base was shifted to Pearl Harbor in October 1939. She was moored there during the 7 December 1941 Japanese attack that opened the Pacific War.

During the war's first months Hull escorted the aircraft carrier Lexington in the South Pacific and carried out convoy escort missions between the U.S. West Coast and Hawaii. In August 1942 she took part in the invasion of Guadalcanal and Tulagi and was involved in the emerging Guadalcanal Campaign over the next two months. Hull served as a battleship escort in the South Pacific in late 1942 and early 1943. In April 1943 she went to the North Pacific, where she participated in the Kiska landings in August. The destroyer then returned to the much warmer Central Pacific to take part in raids on Japanese-held islands and, during November 1943, in the Gilberts Campaign.

Hull's next combat operation was the invasion of the Marshall Islands in late January and February 1944. Over the next several months she was a participant in raids on enemy bases in the Marshalls and Carolines, the Saipan and Guam invasions and the Battle of the Philippine Sea. A West Coast shipyard overhaul occupied her during August-October 1944. She then steamed across the Pacific, joining the Third Fleet's underway logistics forces in November. When her fueling group encountered a typhoon off the Philippines on 18 December 1944, Hull was overwhelmed by the violent winds and seas, capsized and sank. The tragedy took the lives of more than two hundred men, about three-quarters of her crew.

USS Hull was named in honor of Commodore Isaac Hull (1773-1843), a signficant Naval commander during and after the War of 1812.

This page features, or provides links to, all the views we have of USS Hull (DD-350).

For other pictures of this ship, see:

  • USS Hull (DD-350) -- Group, Action and Closeup Views.


    If you want higher resolution reproductions than the digital images presented here, see: "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions."

    Click on the small photograph to prompt a larger view of the same image.

    Photo #: NH 61892

    USS Hull (DD-350)


    Off the New York Navy Yard, 18 April 1935.

    Image from the New York Naval Shipyard Collection, 1966.

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

    Online Image: 42KB; 740 x 575 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 61591

    USS Hull (DD-350)


    Alongside the dock at St. Nazaire, France, in 1935.

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

    Online Image: 66KB; 740 x 500 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 61891

    USS Hull (DD-350)


    Anchored at Funchal, Madeira, on 1 June 1935.

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

    Online Image: 100KB; 740 x 490 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 61592

    USS Hull (DD-350)


    Operating with an airplane, circa 1935-1936.

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

    Online Image: 95KB; 740 x 605 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 67697

    USS Hull (DD-350)


    Moored in a harbor, circa 1935-1937.

    Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1969.

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

    Online Image: 63KB; 740 x 520 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 61890

    USS Hull (DD-350)


    Heavily retouched photograph of the ship underway, circa 1935-1937.

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

    Online Image: 90KB; 740 x 490 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 42541

    USS Hull (DD-350)


    Aproaching an anchorage in the lower end of Iliuliuk Bay, in the Aleutian Islands, 27 April 1937.
    Photographed from USS Dewey (DD-349).

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

    Online Image: 88KB; 740 x 595 pixels

     
    Photo #: 19-N-29840

    USS Hull (DD-350)


    Off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 20 April 1942.

    Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.

    Online Image: 60KB; 740 x 600 pixels

    Reproductions of this image may also be available through the National Archives photographic reproduction system.

     
    Photo #: 80-G-38034

    USS Hull (DD-350)


    Preparing to refuel at sea, 8 January 1943

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

    Online Image: 67KB; 740 x 610 pixels

    Reproductions of this image may also be available through the National Archives photographic reproduction system.

     
    Photo #: 80-G-321647

    USS Hull (DD-350)


    Underway at sea, May 1944.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

    Online Image: 104KB; 740 x 610 pixels

    Reproductions of this image may also be available through the National Archives photographic reproduction system.

     
    Photo #: 80-G-376091

    USS Hull (DD-350)


    At sea in May 1944, with an aircraft carrier and other ships in the distance.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

    Online Image: 113KB; 740 x 600 pixels

    Reproductions of this image may also be available through the National Archives photographic reproduction system.

     
    Photo #: 19-N-72792

    USS Hull (DD-350)


    Underway in the vicinity of the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Washington, 10 October 1944.
    She is wearing camouflage Measure 31, Design 6d.

    Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.

    Online Image: 125KB; 740 x 595 pixels

    Reproductions of this image may also be available through the National Archives photographic reproduction system.

     

    For other pictures of this ship, see:

  • USS Hull (DD-350) -- Group, Action and Closeup Views.


    If you want higher resolution reproductions than the digital images presented here, see: "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions."


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