USS Hull (DD 350)
Destroyer of the Farragut class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||New York Navy Yard|
|Laid down||7 Mar 1933|
|Launched||31 Jan 1934|
|Commissioned||11 Jan 1935|
|Lost||18 Dec 1944|
|Loss position||14° 57'N, 127° 58'E|
The American destroyer USS Hull (DD 350) lost on 18 Dec 1944 in position 14° 57'N, 127° 58'E.
She capsized in a typhoon, east of Samar, Philippines in position 14º57'N, 127º58'E. 7 officers and 55 men survived the sinking which includes the Commander Officer Lt Cmdr James Alexander Marks, However 202 of her crew were lost.
She received 10 battle stars for her WWII service.
Commands listed for USS Hull (DD 350)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Harold Davies Baker, USN||1 Jun 1939||7 Jun 1940 (1)|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Walfrid Nyquist, USN||7 Jun 1940||10 Aug 1941 (1)|
|3||Lt.Cdr. Richard Farnum Stout, USN||10 Aug 1941||11 Feb 1943 (1)|
|4||T/Cdr. Andrew Lee Young, Jr., USN||11 Feb 1943||Dec 1943 (1)|
|5||Charles Willard Consolvo, USN||Dec 1943||22 Sep 1944 (1)|
|6||Lt.Cdr. James Alexander Marks, USN||22 Sep 1944||18 Dec 1944 (1)|
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Notable events involving Hull include:
17 Mar 1944
USS Iowa (Capt. J.L. McCrea, USN) departed Majoro Atoll as part of Task Group 50.10 which was to bombard Milli Island. The other ships of the task force were battleship USS New Jersey (Capt. C.F. Holden, USN) and destroyers USS Dewey (Lt.Cdr. R.G. Copeland, USN), USS Hull (Lt.Cdr. C.W. Consolvo, USN), USS MacDonough (Cdr. J.W. Ramey, USN) and USS Phelps (Lt.Cdr. D.L. Martineau, USN). Air cover was provided by fleet carrier USS Lexington (Capt. F.B. Stump, USN) escorted by destroyers USS Bancoft (Cdr. R.M. Pitts, USN), USS Meade (Cdr. J. Munholland, USN) and USS Edwards (Cdr. P.G. Osler, USN).
For the daily positions of USS Iowa during this operation see the map below.