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Ship Name and Designation History

This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.

    Forrest Sherman Class Destroyer
    Keel Laid September 12 1956 - Launched August 10 1957

  1. USS HULL DD-945
    Commissioned July 3 1958 - Decommissioned July 11 1983

    Struck from Naval Register November 15 1983
    Sunk as target April 7 1998

Naval Covers

This section lists active links to the pages displaying covers associated with the ship. There should be a separate set of pages for each name of the ship (for example, Bushnell AG-32 / Sumner AGS-5 are different names for the same ship so there should be one set of pages for Bushnell and one set for Sumner). Covers should be presented in chronological order (or as best as can be determined).

Since a ship may have many covers, they may be split among many pages so it doesn't take forever for the pages to load. Each page link should be accompanied by a date range for covers on that page.

  1. Covers Page 1     (1966-83)



This section lists examples of the postmarks used by the ship. There should be a separate set of postmarks for each name and/or commissioning period. Within each set, the postmarks should be listed in order of their classification type. If more than one postmark has the same classification, then they should be further sorted by date of earliest known usage.

A postmark should not be included unless accompanied by a close-up image and/or an image of a cover showing that postmark. Date ranges MUST be based ONLY ON COVERS IN THE MUSEUM and are expected to change as more covers are added.
>>> If you have a better example for any of the postmarks, please feel free to replace the existing example.


Postmark Type
Killer Bar Text

Date From
Date To
Thumbnail Link To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link To
Cover Image


Locy Type




Locy Type
2(n+) (USS)




Locy Type
2t(nu) (USS)




Locy Type
2-1t(nu) (USS)




Locy Type
LDC 2-1n+


Last Day in Commission


Locy Type
LDC 9-1n+u


Last Day in Commission


Other Information

NAMESAKE - Commodore Isaac Hull USN (March 9 1773 – February 13 1843)
Hull served in the undeclared naval war with France (1798–1800) and in the Tripolitan War before being promoted to captain in 1806. In 1810 he was given command of the USS CONSTITUTION. Early in the War of 1812 he slipped his ship out of Chesapeake Bay and, evading seven enemy ships, succeeded in making his way through the British blockade to Boston Harbor. On Aug. 19 1812, the CONSTITUTION met the GUERRIERE in one of America's great sea battles. Hull's superior seamanship forced the British vessel to surrender



If you have images or information to add to this page, then either contact the Curator or edit this page yourself and add it. See Editing Ship Pages for detailed information on editing this page.


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