USS Constitution Museum
Isaac Hull Papers, 1791-1862
Isaac Hull (1773-1843) served as lieutenant on USS Constitution throughout the Quasi-War with France and commanded USS Argus during the Barbary Wars. He assumed command of USS Constitution in June 1810 and won the first American frigate victory of the War of 1812 when he defeated HMS Guerriere on August 19, 1812. After the war, Hull commanded the Pacific and Mediterranean Squadrons, as well as the Boston and Washington Navy Yards.