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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.

    Farragut Class Destroyer
    Keel Laid 7 March 1933 - Launched 31 January 1934

  1. USS HULL DD-350
    Commissioned 11 January 1935
    LOST in a Typhoon 17 December 1944 off Luzon PI
    38 of her crew were lost and remain on duty.

Commodore Isaac Hull, USN

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 incarnation of the ship (ie, for each entry in the "Ship Name and Designation History" section). 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. USS Hull DD-350 Covers Page 1    (1935-1943)



This section lists examples of the postmarks used by the ship. There should be a separate set of postmarks for each incarnation of the ship (ie, for each entry in the "Ship Name and Designation History" section). 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

Thumbnail Link
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
Cover Image


Locy Type



First Day in Commission. Cachet by George V. Sadworth


Locy Type
3 (AC-BTT)





Locy Type
3r (AC-BTT)



Cachet by M. Fay Muridge


Locy Type 3z


Censored, sailors mail


Locy Type F


USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. CD-2


Add-on cachet by Michael Hebert (Mh Cachets)


Other Information

USS HULL earned 10 Battle Stars during her WWII service.

USS HULL was at Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941

NAMESAKE - Commodore Isaac Hull, USN (9 March 1773 – 13 February 1843)
         Hull was a Commodore in the United States Navy. He commanded several famous U.S. naval warships including USS CONSTITUTION and saw service in the undeclared naval Quasi War with the revolutionary French Republic (France) 1796–1800; the Barbary Wars (1801–1805, 1815), with the Barbary states in North Africa; and the War of 1812 (1812–1815), for the second time with Great Britain. In the latter part of his career he was Commandant of the Washington Navy Yard in the national capital of Washington, D.C., and later the Commodore of the Mediterranean Squadron. For the infant U.S. Navy the battle of USS Constitution vs HMS Guerriere on August 19, 1812, at the beginning of the war, was the most important single ship action of the War of 1812 and one that made Isaac Hull a national hero.

Four ships of the US Navy have been named in his honor - USS Hull DD-7, USS Hull DD-330, USS Hull DD-350 and USS Hull DD-945.

The ships sponsor was Miss Patricia Louise Platt.



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