Harry Hull, USN

Born  18 Jan 1912Athens, Clarke County, Georgia, USA
Died  22 Feb 2001(89)Cancun, Benito Juárez Municipality, Quintana Roo, Mexico

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1 Jul 1939 Lt.
15 Jun 1942 T/Lt.Cdr.
18 Nov 1942 T/Cdr.


1943 Navy Cross (1)

Warship Commands listed for Harry Hull, USN

USS Thresher (200)T/Cdr.SubmarineMar 1943Nov 1943

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Submarine USS Thresher (200)

4 Apr 1943
USS Thresher (Lt.Cdr. H. Hull) departed from Fremantle for her 8th war patrol.

23 May 1943
USS Thresher (Lt.Cdr. H. Hull) ended her 8th war patrol at Fremantle.

1 Jul 1943 (position 0.43, 119.34)
While on her 9th war patrol USS Thresher (Lt.Cdr. H. Hull) attacked a Japanese convoy off the northwest coast of Celebes, in the Straits of Makassar. She torpedoed and damaged the Japanese destroyer Hokaze (offsite link) in position 00°43'N, 119°34'E and torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport ship Yoneyama Maru (5274 GRT) in position 00°20'N, 119°32'E about 40 nautical from Balikpapan. Hokaze is grounded in Sibaya harbour, Celebes, to prevent her from sinking and to permit her to be salvaged.

9 Jul 1943
USS Thresher (Lt.Cdr. H. Hull) lands men, 500 pounds of stores and 40,000 rounds of ammunition on the west coast of Negros near Catmon Point. Thresher now left the Philippines and proceeded to Pearl Harbor where she was to end her 9th patrol. After arriving at Pearl Harbor Thresher was ordered to the Mare Island Navy Yard for an overhaul.

1 Nov 1943
With her overhaul completed USS Thresher (Lt.Cdr. H. Hull) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 10th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Caroline Islands area.

12 Nov 1943 (position 9.02, 152.46)
USS Thresher (Lt.Cdr. H. Hull) torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport ship Muko Maru (4862 GRT) north of Truk in position 09°02'N, 152°46'E. Unfortunately Thresher is damaged by depth charges dropped by the escorts and is forced to terminate her patrol.

29 Nov 1943
USS Thresher (Lt.Cdr. H. Hull) ended her 10th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

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