Isaac Hull, a Commodore in the United States Navy, first began his career as a Lieutenant in 1798. A special accomplishment of note is that the same ship he was originally commissioned as a Lieutenant he later commanded as a Captain, the USS Constitution.
While Captain of the Constitution he received distinction when engaged the British frigate HMS Guerriere and pounded her to a wreck. During this famous battle he spoke the famous words, "Now boys, pour it into them!"
This encounter put the United States Navy on the map of the worlds most powerful navies.
This was just one aspect to a distinguished career. During his career he was also the Captain of the Chesapeake and the President. After having commanded these significant ships he was also the commander of the Portsmouth Navy Yard at Kittery, Maine for the latter part of The War of 1812; on the Board of Navy Commissioners; the head of the Boston Navy Yard; commanded the Pacific Squadron operating out of South America aboard the USS United States; the Commandant of the Washington Navy Yard; and Commander of the Mediterranean Squadron.
Due to ill health he lived the remaining two years of his life on leave, and finally passed away at the age of 69 in Philadelphia.