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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 85kUndated crew photo while in Manila.Jim Horton
Hulbert 73kLaunching of Noa (DD-343) and Hulbert (DD-342), Norfolk Navy Yard. USN photo.Joe Radigan
Hulbert/Noa   Hulbert/Noa
Launching of the Hulbert and Noa, June 28 1919.
Marcus Robbins, NNSY historian and archivist
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
Hulbert 83kUndated photo of the USS Hulbert (DD-342)somewhere in the Pacific transferring a pilot to USS Matanikau (CVE-101).
National Archives photo 80-G-376637
Mike Green

USS HULBERT DD-342 / AVP-19 / AVD-6 History
View this vessel's DANFS History entry at the Naval History & Heritage Command website

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 - Dec 3 1921

LCDR Lyell St. Louis Pamperin    Dec 3 1921 - Jan 29 1922 

LCDR Frank Alford Braisted    Jan 29 1922 - 1924 (Later RADM)

LCDR George Newton Reeves Jr.    1924 - Jun 20 1925

LCDR Bolivar Vaughan Meade    Jun 20 1925 - Dec 22 1928

LCDR Stuart Augustine Maher    Dec 22 1928 - Aug 19 1929

LCDR Frederick Dodge Powers    Aug 19 1929 - May 22 1930

LCDR Ellis Hugh Geiselman    May 22 1930 - Jun 1 1933

LCDR William Hamilton Porter Jr.    Jun 1 1933 - Sep 10 1934

LT August Jackson Detzer Jr.    Sep 10 1934 - Oct 17 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 - Mar 10 1941

LCDR James Mills Lane    Mar 10 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 30 1945

LT Robert M. Hamlin    Aug 30 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
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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