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USS HULL (DD-7)


Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NHE

CLASS - HOPKINS As Built.
Displacement 408 Tons, Dimensions, 248' 8" (oa) x 24' 6" x 10' 6" (Max)
Armament 2 x 3"/50, 5 x 6pdr, 2 x 18" tt..
Machinery, 7,200 IHP; 2 Vertical, Inverted, Triple Expansion Engines, 2 screws
Speed, 29 Knots, Crew 73.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Harlan & Holligsworth,Wilmington on February 22 1899.
Launched June 21 1902 and commissioned May 20 1903.
Decommissioned September 30 1905 and recommissioned November 14 1906.
Decommissioned at Philadelphia July 7 1919.
Stricken September 15 1919.
Fate Sold January 3 1920 to Joseph G. Hitner, Philadelphia and broken up for scrap.

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Hull 102kOil on canvas painting, 25" by 30" of Captain Isaac Hull , by Samuel L. Waldo (1783-1862) after Gilbert Stuart, 1834. Painting in the U.S. Naval Academy Museum Collection. Transferred from the U.S. Naval Lyceum, 1892. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives. Photo #: KN-10895.Bill Gonyo/Robert Hurst
Hull 109kPost card undated, location unknown.Frank Hoak III, Captain US Navy retired
Hull 128kUSS Hull (Destroyer # 7) Moored in a harbor, circa 1904, with small boats alongside. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph. Image from U.S. Destroyers: An Illustrated Design History by Norman Friedman.Fred Weiss
Hull 67kUSS Hull (Destroyer # 7) Dressed with flags, while at anchor on 2 May 1907. Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss/Robert Hurst
Hull 81kUSS Hull (Destroyer # 7) In drydock at the New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, N.Y., circa 1907. Collection of Chief Quartermaster John Harold. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss
Hull 102kDestroyers at the Norfolk Navy Yard, Virginia, Autumn 1907 These ships are (from left to right): USS Hull (Destroyer # 7); USS Lawrence (Destroyer # 8); USS Hopkins (Destroyer # 6); USS Whipple (Destroyer # 15) and USS Truxtun (Destroyer # 14). Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.Fred Weiss
Hull 102kPhoto #: 19-N-60-10-17, destroyers at the Norfolk Navy Yard, Virginia, Autumn 1907. The destroyers in the foreground basin (from left to right): USS Hull (Destroyer # 7); USS Lawrence (Destroyer # 8); USS Hopkins (Destroyer # 6); USS Whipple (Destroyer # 15) and USS Truxtun (Destroyer # 14). USS Stewart (Destroyer # 13) is at the end of the dock, at right, and USS Talbot (Torpedo Boat # 15) is hauled out on the marine railway at left. On the opposite side of the river are several torpedo boats of the Reserve Torpedo Flotilla and their barracks ship, the old cruiser Atlanta. Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.Tony Cowart
Hull 100kDestroyers and other ships at the Norfolk Navy Yard, Virginia, Autumn 1907. Ships at left are (from front to rear): USS Hopkins (Destroyer # 6); USS Lawrence (Destroyer # 8); USS Hull (Destroyer # 7); USS Talbot (Torpedo Boat # 15) and USS Moccassin (Submarine # 5). The latter two are hauled out on the marine railway. USS Stewart (Destroyer # 13) is in the right foreground. Ahead of her are a torpedo boat, a barge and the tug Mohawk. Three battleships are docked beyond them, with USS Iowa (Battleship # 4) furthest to the right. Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives. Photo # 19-N-60-10-20.Robert Hurst
Hull 67kUSS Hull (Destroyer # 7) At anchor and dressed with flags, at a West Coast port prior to World War I. Ships in the left background include an Indiana class battleship (probably USS Oregon) and a Pennsylvania class armored cruiser. Collection of Thomas P. Naughton, 1973. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss
Hull 73kPhoto #: NH 92185, The Pacific Fleet's "Big Five" torpedo craft at San Diego, California, prior to World War I. These destroyers include (from left to right): USS Preble (Destroyer # 12); USS Perry (Destroyer # 11); USS Hull (Destroyer # 7); USS Whipple (Destroyer # 15); and USS Stewart (Destroyer # 13). Collection of Thomas P. Naughton, 1973. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Tony Cowart
Hull 149kU.S. Navy Destroyers at San Pedro, California, circa 1910-1914. The original photograph was published on a color-tinted postcard by the M. Kashower Company, Los Angeles, California, at about the time it was taken. These destroyers are (from left to right): USS Hopkins (Destroyer # 6); USS Whipple (Destroyer # 15); and USS Hull (Destroyer # 7). Courtesy of R.D. Jeska, 1984. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss
Hull 74kUSS Hull (Destroyer # 7); USS Hopkins (Destroyer # 6); and USS Stewart (Destroyer # 13) -- listed from left to right In port, probably at San Diego, California, circa 1909-1911. Photographed by Fred W. Kelsey. Courtesy of R.W. Cunningham, 1971. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss
Hull 98kPhoto #: NH 93693, Pacific Fleet Destroyers moored together at San Diego, California, circa 1909-1911. Photographed by the Arcade View Company, San Diego. These ships are (from left to right): USS Paul Jones or Perry (Destroyer # 10 or 11); USS Preble (Destroyer # 12); USS Hopkins (Destroyer # 6); USS Truxtun (Destroyer # 14); USS Stewart (Destroyer # 13); USS Lawrence (Destroyer # 8); USS Hull (Destroyer # 7); and USS Whipple (Destroyer # 15). The numeral "2", painted on some of these destroyers, indicates they are members of the Second Torpedo Division. Courtesy of Jack Howland, 1982. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Tony Cowart
Hull 143kPostcard cancelled Long Beach 1912.Frank Hoak III, Captain US Navy retired
Hull 152kNavy Photo 5276, USS Hull (DD 7) moored in the Mare Island channel between 18 - 31 July 1913.Darryl Baker
Hull 168kPhiladelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania, Old destroyers in the Reserve Basin, 13 June 1919, while awaiting decommissioning. Note the truck and liferafts on the pier. These ships are (from left to right): USS Worden (Destroyer # 16); USS Barry (Destroyer # 2); USS Hull (Destroyer # 7); USS Hopkins (Destroyer # 6) -- probably; USS Bainbridge (Destroyer # 1); USS Stewart (Destroyer # 13); USS Paul Jones (Destroyer # 10); and USS Decatur (Destroyer # 5). Ships further to the right can not be identified. Courtesy of Frank Jankowski, 1981. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss
Hull 81kPhoto #: NH 43036, Philadelphia Navy Yard, destroyers awaiting decommissioning in the Navy Yard's Reserve Basin, during the Spring of 1919. Photographed by La Tour.dShips present are (from left to right): USS Isabel; four unidentified "750-ton" type destroyers; USS Preble (Destroyer # 12); USS Decatur (Destroyer # 5); USS Paul Jones (Destroyer # 10); USS Stewart (Destroyer # 13); USS Bainbridge (Destroyer # 1); USS Hopkins (Destroyer # 6); USS Hull (Destroyer # 7); USS Barry (Destroyer # 2); USS Worden (Destroyer # 16); USS Truxtun (Destroyer # 14); USS Whipple (Destroyer # 15); USS Perry (Destroyer # 11); USS Lawrence (Destroyer # 8); and USS Dale (Destroyer # 4). U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Tony Cowart

USS HULL DD-7 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to David Wright

LT Samuel Shelburne Robison    May 20 1903 - Jun 23 1904 (Later RADM)
LT Frederick August Traut    Jun 23 1904 - Sep 30 1905
(Decommissioned Sep 30 1905 - Nov 14 1906)
LT Thomas Charles Hart    Nov 14 1906 - Jun 14 1907 (Later ADM)
LT James Harvey Tomb    Jun 14 1907 - Oct 15 1907
LT Edward Churchill Woods    Oct 15 1907 - Nov 27 1907
LT Frank McCommon    Nov 27 1907 - Oct 12 1909
LT Martin Kellogg Metcalf    Oct 12 1909 - Feb 12 1910
LTJG Harold Jones    Feb 12 1910 - Nov 29 1912
LTJG Herbert Aloysius Jones    Nov 29 1912 - Jan 4 1914
LT John Enoch Pond    Jan 4 1914 - Jan 28 1916
LT Willis Winter Bradley Jr.    Jan 28 1916 - Aug 1916
LTJG James Grady Ware    Aug 1916 - 1917
LTJG Harvey Shadle Haislip    1917 - Dec 31 1917
LCDR Robert Stevenson Haggart    Dec 31 1917 - Jan 10 1919 (Later COMO) 31.12.1917  
LT Peyton Hogue Park    Jan 10 1919 - Jul 7 1919

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