Allied Warships

USS Hull (DD 350)

Destroyer of the Farragut class


USS Hull, probably late 1944

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassFarragut 
PennantDD 350 
Built byNew York Navy Yard 
Ordered 
Laid down7 Mar 1933 
Launched31 Jan 1934 
Commissioned11 Jan 1935 
Lost18 Dec 1944 
Loss position14° 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.

History

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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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. Harold Davies Baker, USN1 Jun 19397 Jun 1940 (1)
2Lt.Cdr. Walfrid Nyquist, USN7 Jun 194010 Aug 1941 (1)
3Lt.Cdr. Richard Farnum Stout, USN10 Aug 194111 Feb 1943 (1)
4T/Cdr. Andrew Lee Young, Jr., USN11 Feb 1943Dec 1943 (1)
5Charles Willard Consolvo, USNDec 194322 Sep 1944 (1)
6Lt.Cdr. James Alexander Marks, USN22 Sep 194418 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.

Media links


Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.


Blood on the Sea

Parkin, Robert Sinclair


U.S. Destroyers

Friedman, Norman


United States Destroyer Operations In World War II.

Roscoe, Theodore


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