The Navy Department Library
Captain Isaac Hull: A Select Bibliography
American National Biography. vol.11. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999. [See "Hull. Isaac" on pages 452-453.].
Appletons' Cyclopaedia of American Biography. vol.3. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1887. [See "Hull, Isaac" on pages 309-311.].
Bailey, Isaac. American Naval Biography. Providence, RI: H. Mann and Co., 1815.
Dictionary of American Biography. vol.5. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1961. [See "Hull, Isaac" on pages 360-362.].
Folson, Benjamin. A Compilation of Biographical Sketches of Distinguished Officers in the American Navy, With Other Interesting Matter. Newburyport, MA?: Horatio G. Allen, 1814.
Fowler, William M., Jr. Jack Tars and Commodores: the American Navy, 1783-1815. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin, 1984.
Grant, Bruce. Isaac Hull, Captain of Old Ironsides: The Life and Fighting Times of Isaac Hull and the U.S. Frigate Constitution. Chicago, IL: Pellegrini and Cudahy, 1947.
Hull, Isaac. Commodore Hull: Papers of Isaac Hull, Commodore, United States Navy. Boston, MA: Boston Athenaeum, 1929.
____. Minutes of Proceedings of the Court of Inquiry, Into the Official Conduct of Capt. Isaac Hull, as Commandant of the United States’ Navy Yard at Charlestown, in the State of Massachusetts, Convened at the Navy-yard in Charlestown, on the 12th Day of August, A.D. 1822. Washington, DC: Davis and Force, 1822.
Lamb's Biographical Dictionary of the United States. vol.4. Boston, MA: James H. Lamb Company, 1901. [See "Hull, Isaac" on pages 228-229.].
Lewis, Charles Lee. Famous American Naval Officers. Boston, MA: L.C. Page, 1924.
Maloney, Linda M. The Captain From Connecticut: The Life and Naval Times of Isaac Hull. Boston, MA: Northeastern University Press, 1986.
Martin, Tyrone G. A Most Fortunate Ship: A Narrative History of Old Ironsides. Rev. ed. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1997.
____. "Isaac Hull's Victory Revisited." The American Neptune 47, no.1 (Winter 1987): 14-21.
McKee, Linda Anne Mitchell. Captain Isaac Hull and the Portsmouth Navy Yard, 1813-1815. St. Louis, MO: St. Louis University, 1977.
Molloy, Leo Thomas. Commodore Isaac Hull, U.S.N., His Life and Times. Derby, CT: Hull Book Fund, 1964.
"Naval Court of Inquiry, Navy Department, July 31st, 1822." Niles Weekly Register 23, no.12 (23 November 1822): 187-192. [This court of inquiry concerns the conduct of Captain Hull when he served as the commandant of the Charleston Navy Yard beginning in July 1815.].
Pratt, Fletcher. Preble’s Boys; Commodore Preble and the Birth of American Sea Power. New York: Sloane, 1950.
Richmond, Helen. Isaac Hull: a Forgotten Hero. Boston, MA: USS Constitution Museum, 1983.
Roosevelt, Theodore. The Naval War of 1812 Or the History of the United States Navy During the Last War With Great Britain, to Which is Appended an Account of the Battle of New Orleans. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1897. [For numerous references see the index on page 532 for "Hull, Capt. I."].
Shaw, John. Trial of Captain John Shaw, By the General Court Martial, Holden On Board U.S. Ship Independence, at the Navy Yard, Charlestown, Massachusetts, Upon Charges and Specifications Against Him By Captain Isaac Hull, of the United States’ Navy: Printed From the Official Record On File in the Navy Department. Washington, DC: Davis and Force, 1822.
Torrey, F.P. Journal of the Cruise of the United States Ship Ohio, Commodore Isaac Hull, Commander, in the Mediterranean, in the Years 1839, 40, ’41. Boston, MA: S.N. Dickinson, 1841.
US Naval Historical Center. The Naval War of 1812: A Documentary History. Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office, 1985-. [For numerous documents see the index of individual volumes for "Hull, Isaac (Capt., USN):" vol.1, p. 681; vol.2, pp.742-743; and vol.3, p.824.].
US Office of Naval Records and Library. Naval Documents Related to the United States Wars With the Barbary Powers. 6 vols. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1939-44. [For numerous documents see the index of individual volumes for "Hull, Isaac:" vol. 1, p. 681; vol.2, p.559; vol.3, pp.583-584; vol.4, p.555; vol.5, pp.600-601; and vol.6, pp.641-642.].
Wilson, James G. Commodore Hull and the Constitution: the Anniversary Address Before the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, February 27, 1880. New York: The Society, 1880.