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USS HULBERT (DD-342/ AVP-19 / AVD-6)

Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NUKD

Displacement 1,215 Tons, Dimensions, 314' 5" (oa) x 31' 8" x 9' 10" (Max)
Armament 4 x 4"/50, 1 x 3"/23AA, 12 x 21" tt..
Machinery, 26,000 SHP; Parsons Design Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 35 Knots, Crew 114
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Norfolk Navy Yard November 18 1918.
Launched June 28 1919 and commissioned October 27 1920.
Decommissioned October 17 1934, Recommissioned August 2 1940.
Converted to Sea Plane Tender AVP-19 (AVD-6) August 2 1940.
Reclassified DD-342 December 1 1943.
Decommissioned November 2 1945.
Stricken November 28 1945.
Fate Sold October 31 1946 to Ship Shape, Inc., Philadelphia and broken up for scrap.

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Hulbert 55kHenry Lewis Hulbert, born in Kingston-upon-Hull, England, 12 January 1867, enlisted in the Marine Corps 28 March 1898. During the Philippine Insurrection, he received the Medal of Honor for an action on Samar 1 April 1899 when he refused to desert disabled comrades in the face of heavy fire. Soon after America entered World War I, Hulbert was appointed a marine gunner with the Fifth Regiment. During the Battle of Chateau Thierry 6 June 1918, despite serious wounds, he directed his platoon in a successful attack and received the Distinguished Service Cross for his heroism. Appointed First Lieutenant for his extraordinary service, Hulbert was killed near Mont Blanc 5 October 1918, and was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross. Photo from USMC History Division.Bill Gonyo
Hulbert 161kUndated, location unknown. Photo from the collection of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.Darryl Baker
Hulbert 35kUndated, location unknown. Courtesy of Kerman
Hulbert 110kUndated postcard showing collision damage from her time in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.Tommy Trampp
Hulbert 73kLaunching of Noa (DD-343) and Hulbert (DD-342), Norfolk Navy Yard. USN photo.Joe Radigan
Hulbert 93kUnderway during the later 1920s or early 1930s.Jon Burdett/Robert Hurst
Hulbert 283kCirca 1932-1934 and seen from the USS Saratoga (CV-3), the USS Langley (CV-1), USS Lexington (CV-2) and USS Hulbert (DD-342) conduct annual fleet operations. US Navy and Marine Corps Museum/Naval Aviation Museum, Photo No.1996.488.001.009.Mike Green
Hulbert 122kUSS Hulbert aground at Massacre Bay, Alaska, July 1943. USN Photo now in the 80-G collection at NARA II, College Park.Tracy White
Hulbert 128kDecember 1944, location unknown.Ed Zajkowski

USS HULBERT DD-342 / AVP-19 / AVD-6 History
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(Located On The hazegray Web Site, This Is The Main Archive For The DANFS Online Project.)

Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

ENS James Clyde Taylor    Oct 27 1920 - Oct 28 1920
LT Stuart Augustine Maher    Oct 28 1920 - Oct 18 1921
LCDR Frank Alford Braisted    Oct 18 1921 - Jul 1924 (Later RADM)
LCDR Bolivar Vaughan Meade    Jun 20 1925 - 1928
LCDR Stuart Augustine Maher    1928 - Aug 19 1929
LCDR Frederick Dodge Powers    Aug 19 1929 - 1932
LCDR Ellis Hugh Geiselman    1932 - 1933
LCDR William Hamilton Porter Jr.    1933 - 1934
Decommissioned Oct 17 1934 - Aug 2 1940
Converted to Sea Plane Tender AVP-19 (AVD-6) August 2 1940.
LCDR James Valentine Carney    Aug 2 1940 - 1941
LCDR James Mills Lane    1941 - Nov 27 1942
LT Robert Burns Crowell    Nov 27 1942 - Jan 7 1944
LT Herbert Stanley Calvin    Jan 7 1944 - Jan 12 1944
LCDR Joseph David Linehan    Jan 12 1944 - Mar 30 1945
LT Thomas Peter Bellinger    Mar 30 1945 - Aug 3 1945
LT Robert M. Hamlin    Aug 3 1945 - Nov 2 1945

Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Naval Historical Center Pearl Harbor Action Report
NavSource AVD Seaplane Tender (Destroyer) Index
NavSource AVP Small Seaplane Tender Index
Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
Destroyers Online Website
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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