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USS HULL (DD-350)


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CLASS - FARRAGUT As Built.
Displacement 1365 Tons, Dimensions, 341' 3" (oa) x 34' 3" x 16' 4" (Max)
Armament 5 x 5"/38AA, 4 x 0.5" MG, 8 x 21" tt.(4x2).
Machinery, 42,800 SHP; Curtis Geared Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 36.5 Knots, Range 6500 NM@ 12 Knots, Crew 160.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by New York Navy Yard March 7 1933.
Launched January 31 1934 and commissioned January 11 1935.
Fate Foundered in Typhoon off Luzon December 17 1944.
38 of her crew were lost and remain on duty.

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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 106kUndated, location unknown.-
Hull 58kUndated, location unknown.-
Hull 43kUndated, location unknown.Robert M. Cieri
Hull 113kUndated, location unknown (probably pre World Warr II in Hamburg).David Smith
Hull 53kUndated postcard.Tommy Trampp
Hull 91kUndated, location unknown.Richard Miller BMCS USNR RET.
Hull 137kA general view of the christening ceremony as Patricia Louise Platt, 10, of Brooklyn, N.Y., broke a bottle of champagne on the bow of the U. S. Destroyer Hull, named in honor of the Commodore of the USS Constitution in the War if 1812, just before the ship slid down the ways at the Brooklyn Navy Yard January 31 1934. The champagne was the first used since the advent of Prohibition.Dale Hargrave
Hull 81kUSS Hull (DD-350) Moored in a harbor, circa 1935-1937. Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1969. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Jon Burdett
Hull 54kUSS Hull (DD-350) Off the New York Navy Yard, 18 April 1935. Image from the New York Naval Shipyard Collection, 1966. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss
Hull 126kUSS Hull anchored at Funchal, Madeira, on 1 June 1935 (USN Photo No NH 61891).Robert Hurst
Hull 87kUSS Hull alongside the dock at St Nazaire, France, in 1935 (USN Photo No 61591.Robert Hurst
Hull 69kSeptember 1935, location unknown.Sanford F. Delano
Hull 150kUSS Hull (DD-350) Operating with an airplane, circa 1935-1936. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss
Hull 118kDestroyer Squadron Twenty (DesRon 20), five of the squadron's ships moored together, circa 1936. The destroyers are (from left to right): USS Dewey (DD-349), USS Farragut (DD-348), USS Worden (DD-352), USS Hull (DD-350) and USS Aylwin (DD-355). U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss
Hull 153kAt Brooklyn Navy Yard in May 1936 fitting out.Tommy Trampp
Hull 100kPatrol planes fly over DesRon20 destroyers, during an exhibition staged for Movietone News off San Diego, California, 14 September 1936. Planes include one PBY-1 of Patrol Squadron 11 (upper right), flying in formation with four P2Ys of Patrol Squadron 7. In the distance are four PM-1s of Patrol Squadron 9. Ships are steaming in line abreast, shortly after passing through a smokescreen. The three nearest the camera are (from right to left): Dewey (DD-349), Hull (DD-350) and Macdonough (DD-351). Courtesy of Commander Robert L. Ghormley, Jr., USN, 1969. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss
Hull 80kDestroyer Squadron twenty (DesRon20) steam through a smokescreen laid by planes of Patrol Squadrons Seven, Nine and Eleven, during an exhibition staged for Movietone News off San Diego, California, 14 September 1936. the ships are, from bottom to top: USS Farragut (DD-348); USS Dewey (DD-349); USS Hull (DD-350); USS Macdonough (DD-351); USS Worden (DD-352); USS Dale (DD-353); USS Monoghan (DD-354) and USS Alwyn (DD-355). Courtesy Commander Robert L. Ghormley, Jr., USN, 1969. U.S. Naval Historical Centre photo # NH 67293.Robert Hurst
Hull 138kUSS Dewey (DD-349) Maneuvering off San Diego, California, with other ships of Destroyer Squadron 20, during a demonstration for Movietone News, 14 September 1936. USS Hull (DD-350) is the next ship to starboard. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.Fred Weiss
Hull 81kUSS Hull (DD-350) Moored in a harbor, circa 1935-1937. Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1969. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Jon Burdett
Hull 110kUSS Hull, a heavily retouched photographed of the ship underway, circa 1935-1937 (USN Photo No NH 61890).Robert Hurst
Hull 103kUSS Dobbin (AD-2) photographed circa 1937, with several destroyers alongside. They include (from left to right): USS Phelps (DD-360), USS Worden (DD-352), USS MacDonough (DD-351), USS Dewey (DD-349) and USS Hull (DD-350). Note that some of these ships' hull numbers are painted close to the waterline, while others are about midway between the boot topping and the weather deck. Courtesy of BMGC Ralph E. Turpin, USN (Retired), 1963. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss
Hull 125kUSS Hull (DD-350) Aproaching an anchorage in the lower end of Iliuliuk Bay, in the Aleutian Islands, 27 April 1937. Photographed from USS Dewey (DD-349). U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss
Hull 107kFleet Maneuvers, May 1937 Three destroyers speed into position in the battle line, during annual U.S. Fleet maneuvers. They are, from left to right): USS Hull (DD-350), USS Worden (DD-352) and USS Macdonough (DD-351). Courtesy of the U.S. Naval Institute Photo Collection, Annapolis, Maryland. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss
Hull 82kUSS Hull (DD-350) off the Mare Island Navy Yard on April 14, 1942. Source: United States National Archives, Photo No. 19-N-29840.Robert Hurst/Mike Green
Hull 79kUSS Hull off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 20 April 1942 (USN Photo No 19-N-29840).Robert Hurst
Hull 134kPhoto #: 19-N-30484: USS Hull (DD-350) plan view amidships, looking aft, taken at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 29 May 1942. Note the sacks of potatos and crates of other provisions by the after smokestack. Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.Scott Dyben
Hull 235kAs above.Ed Zajkowski/John Spivey
Hull 90kUSS Hull (DD-350) Preparing to refuel at sea, 8 January 1943 Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.Fred Weiss
Hull 158kUSS Hull (DD-350) Underway at sea, May 1944. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.Fred Weiss
Hull 139kUSS Hull (DD-350) underway at sea in May 1944, with an aircraft carrier and other ships in the distance (USN Photo No 80-G-376091).Robert Hurst
Hull 151kUSS Hull (DD-350) Underway in the vicinity of the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Washington, 10 October 1944. She is wearing camouflage Measure 31, Design 6d. Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.Fred Weiss
Hull 423kNewspaper clippings dated January 17 1945 describing the loss of the Hull.Ron Reeves
Hull 480kNewspaper clipping describing the ordeal of the survivors of the loss of the Hull.Ron Reeves

USS HULL DD-350 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR Ralph Stafford Wentworth    Jan 11 1935 - Jul 1 1936
CDR Nathaniel Moore Pigman    Jul 1 1936 - Jul 1 1938
LCDR Kendall Sturtevant Reed    Jul 1 1938 - Jun 1 1939 (Later RADM)
LCDR Harold Davies Baker    Jun 1 1939 - Jun 7 1940 (Later VADM)
LCDR Walfrid Nyquist    Jun 7 1940 - Aug 10 1941 (Later RADM)
LCDR Richard Farnum Stout    Aug 10 1941 - Dec 7 1941 (Later VADM)
LCDR George Cuthbert Hunter    Dec 7 1941 - Dec 7 1941 (Later RADM) (Acting)
LCDR Richard Farnum Stout    Dec 7 1941 - Feb 11 1943 (Later VADM)
LCDR Andrew Lee Young Jr.    Feb 11 1943 - Dec 1 1943
LCDR Charles Willard Gonsolvo    Dec 1 1943 - Sep 22 1944
LCDR James Alexander Marks    Sep 22 1944 - Dec 18 1944

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: Pat Douhan
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E-mail: patdouhan@yahoo.com


Note About Contacts.

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Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Naval Historical Center Pearl Harbor Action Report
Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
Destroyers Online Website
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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