See also:navy, was
See also:born at Derby in
See also:Connecticut on the 9th of
See also:March 1775 . He went to
See also:young in the
See also:merchant service and was in command of a vessel at the age of nineteen . In 1798 he was appointed
See also:lieutenant in the newly organized U.S. navy . From 1803 to 18o5 he served in the
See also:squadron sent to chastise the
See also:Barbary pirates as
See also:commander of the " Enterprise," but was transferred to the "
See also:Angus " in
See also:November of 1803 . When the War of 1812 broke out he was captain of the U.S.
See also:frigate "Constitution" (44), and was on a
See also:mission to
See also:Europe carrying specie for the payment of a
See also:debt in
See also:Holland . The " Constitution " was shadowed by
See also:British men-of-war, but was not attacked . In
See also:July of that
See also:year, however, he was pursued by a squadron of British vessels, and escaped by
See also:seamanship and the
See also:fine sailing qualities of the Constitution." He was to have been superseded, but put to sea before the officer who was to have relieved him arrived—an
See also:action which might have been his ruin if he had not signalized his cruise by the capture of the British frigate " Guerriere " (38) . Captain
See also:Hull had been cruising off the Gulf of St
See also:Lawrence, and the engagement, which took place on the 19th of
See also:August, was fought south of the
See also:Bank . The " Constitution " was a fine
See also:ship of 1533 tons, originally designed for a two-decker, but cut down to a frigate . The " Guerriere " was of 1092 tons and very
See also:ill-manned, while the " Constitution " had a choice
See also:crew . The British ship was easily overpowered . Hull received a gold medal for the capture of the " Guerriere," but had no further opportunity cf distinction in the war .
After thepeace he held a variety of commands a t sea, and was a
See also:commissioner from 1815 to 1817 . He had a high reputation in the
See also:United States navy for
See also:practical seamanship . He died at
See also:Philadelphia on the 13th of
See also:February 1843 .
HULL (officially KINGSTON-UPON-HULL)
JOHN PYKE HULLAH (1812-1884)
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