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Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NUQT

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, 26,500 SHP; Geared Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 35 Knots, Crew 114
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Bethlehem Steel, San Francisco September 13 1920.
Launched May 20 1920 and commissioned September 29 1921.
Decommissioned March 31 1930.
Stricken July 22 1930.
Fate Sold June 10 1931 to Bethlehem Steel Alameda 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 178kUndated, location unknown. Photo from the collection of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.Darryl Baker
Hull 175kUSS Hull (DD-330) Launching, at the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation's Union Plant, Potrero Works, San Francisco, California, 18 February 1921. A portrait of her Sponsor, Miss Elizabeth Hull, is inset into the image. Collection of Society of Sponsors of the U.S. Navy. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss
Hull 166kThe US Pacific Fleet in Hawaiian waters in the early 1920s. Identifiable destroyers are from left to right are USS Farquhar (DD 304), USS Reno (DD 303), USS Kennedy (DD 306) and USS Hull (DD 330).Darryl Baker
Hull 138kDestroyer Division 36 in San Francisco, circa 1922.Terry D. Tull
Hull 70kPhoto #: NH 77258: The USS Cuyama (AO-3) with twelve destroyers tied up alongside, during the early 1920s. The ships present include (from left to right): USS Jacob Jones (DD-130); USS Hull (DD-330); USS Thompson (DD-305); USS Corry (DD-334); USS Kennedy (DD-306); USS Reno (DD-303); USS Cuyama (AO-3; USS Stoddert (DD-302); USS Yarborough (DD-314); USS Sloat (DD-316); USS Litchfield (DD-336); USS Shubrick (DD-268); USS Young (DD-312); Courtesy of Mrs. C.R. DeSpain, 1973. From the scrapbooks of Fred M. Butler. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fabio Peņa
Hull 114kUSS Hull (DD-330) Making smoke, during the 1920s. Donation of Lieutenant Gustave Freret, USN (Retired), 1972. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Joe Radigan
Hull 90kUSS Hull (DD-330) Underway, during the 1920s. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss
Hull 175kMare Island Navy Yard, California. Six destroyers docked at one time in the Yard's concrete Dry Dock # 2, during the period June 15 to July 14 1922. These ships are all members of Destroyer Division 36. The three in front are (from left to right): USS Farenholt (DD-332), USS Sumner (DD-333) and USS Hull (DD-330), in the back row are USS MacDonough (DD-331), USS Corry (DD-334) and USS Melvin (DD-335). The drydock's dimensions, as given on the photograph, are 740 feet in length and 120 feet in width, with 30 feet of water over the sill. Courtesy of the Mare Island Naval Shipyard, 1970. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss
Hull 168k"Dress Ship" decoration for Washington's Birthday 22 February 1924 in Target Bay, Culebra, West Indies. (L-R) Identifiable ships are from left to right: (far left) USS La Vallette (DD-315), USS Hull (DD-330), USS Sumner (DD-333), (between Hull & Noa in the background) USS Mervine (DD-322), (behind Hull) USS Mullany (DD-325), (center) S-20 (SS-125) directly behind the submarine is the flagship USS Procyon (AG-11). Robert M. Cieri

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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

LT Thomas John Doyle Jr.    Apr 26 1921 - May 11 1921
LCDR Edward Cook Raguet    May 11 1921 - Dec 28 1923
LCDR John Columbus Hilliard    Dec 28 1923 - Jun 1 1927
CDR Ralph Chandler Parker    Jun 1 1927 - Jun 3 1928
LCDR Walter Owen Henry    Jun 3 1928 - May 27 1929
LCDR Paul Williams Fletcher    May 27 1929 - Mar 31 1930

Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
Destroyers Online Website
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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