Hull, Isaac, 1773-1843

Hull, Isaac, 1773-1843



Isaac Hull (March 9, 1773 – February 13, 1843) was a Commodore in the United States Navy. He commanded several famous U.S. naval warships including USS Constitution ("Old Ironsides") and saw service in the undeclared naval Quasi War with the revolutionary French Republic (France) 1796–1800; the Barbary Wars (1801–1805, 1815), with the Barbary states in North Africa; and the War of 1812 (1812–1815), for the second time with Great Britain. In the latter part of his career he was Commandant of the Washington Navy Yard in the national capital of Washington, D.C., and later the Commodore of the Mediterranean Squadron. For the infant U.S. Navy, the battle of USS Constitution vs HMS Guerriere on August 19, 1812, at the beginning of the war, was the most important single ship action of the War of 1812 and one that made Isaac Hull a national hero.

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Isaac Hull letter

Mss 813470.1
Identifier: Mss 813470.1
Date(s): 1813-08-20
Scope and Contents

Letter from Isaac Hull of Portsmouth, New Hampshire to Henry A.S. Dearborn in Boston, discussing a prize, the schooner "Fox," talen by the privateer "Fly."