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Commodore Isaac Hull

United States Naval Officer

 

—09 March 1773   –   13 February 1843 —

 
Commodore Isaac Hull Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 14, 2011
1. Commodore Isaac Hull Marker
Inscription. A defender of American freedom and pioneer of a new nation. He lifted the spirits of an entire nation by defeating the British on the high seas, while commanding USS Constitution “Old Ironsides” in battle with HMS Guerriere on 19 August 1812. He is an American hero who dedicated his life to his country.
 
Location. 40° 0.301′ N, 75° 11.382′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Ridge Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in Laurel Hill Cemetery in Section G, Lot 241. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19132, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas McKean (within shouting distance of this marker); General Hugh Mercer (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Charles Thomson (about 300 feet away); Lieutenant Joseph Bonnell (about 500 feet away); Laurel Hill Cemetery (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Laurel Hill Cemetery (about 700 feet away); Rear Admiral John Adolphus Bernard Dahlgren (approx. 0.2 miles away); Commercial Digital Computer Birthplace (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Also see . . .
1. Biography Captain Isaac Hull, USN
Commodore Isaac Hull Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 14, 2011
2. Commodore Isaac Hull Marker
Commodore Hull's final words are purported to be "I strike my flag."
. (Submitted on March 14, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. USS Constitution captures HMS Guerriere, 19 August 1812. (Submitted on March 14, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
3. Isaac Hull at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Notable PersonsWar of 1812
 
Grave of Commodore Isaac Hull image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 14, 2011
3. Grave of Commodore Isaac Hull
Marker in Laurel Hill Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 14, 2011
4. Marker in Laurel Hill Cemetery
Back of Commodore Isaac Hull Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 14, 2011
5. Back of Commodore Isaac Hull Monument
February IX, MDCCCXLIII
In affectionate devotion to the private virtues of
Isaac Hull
his widow has erected this monument.
USS Constitution ("Old Ironsides") image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
6. USS Constitution ("Old Ironsides")
Commodore Isaac Hull's ship, the USS Constitution, is still an active warship and is seen here at the Charleston Navy Yard near Boston. It is currently the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world.
USS frigate Constitution with Commander Isaac Hull image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 16, 2015
7. USS frigate Constitution with Commander Isaac Hull
This 1813 engraving by Cornelius Tiebout hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.

“This engraving of a crucial event in the War of 1812 pictures not one hero but two: the USS Constitution—nicknamed ‘Old Ironsides’ because of her strength in deflecting the cannonballs of the British and the ship's commander, Isaac Hull (1773-1843), in the pendant portrait below. First commissioned as a naval lieutenant in 1798, Hull was an experienced officer by the start of the war. Spotting the British frigate Guerriere in the North Atlantic on August 19, 1812, Hull maneuvered his ship alongside it and ordered every starboard gun to fire. His agile and fearless leadership paid off: the Guerriere was destroyed. It was the first American victory over a British frigate and the first good news of the war.

Hull's portrait along with a detailed narration of the battle and the majestic depiction of the Constitution memorializes the significance of the navy in America's ‘second’ war for independence.” — National Portrait Gallery
Captain Isaac Hull image. Click for full size.
Wikipedia
8. Captain Isaac Hull
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 534 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   7, 8. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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