Allied Warships

USS Morris (DD 417)

Destroyer of the Sims class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 417 
Built byNorfolk Navy Yard (Portsmouth, Virginia, U.S.A.) 
Laid down7 Jun 1938 
Launched1 Jun 1939 
Commissioned5 Mar 1940 
End service9 Nov 1945 

Decommissioned 9 November 1945.
Stricken 28 November 1945.
Sold 2 August 1947 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Morris (DD 417)

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1Lt.Cdr. Harry Bean Jarrett, USN5 Mar 194023 Jun 1942
2Lt.Cdr. Charles Jackson, USN23 Jun 19426 Jul 1942
3Lt.Cdr. Randolph Burton Boyer, USN6 Jul 194213 Jul 1942
4Lt.Cdr. Charles Jackson, USN13 Jul 19429 Aug 1942
5Lt.Cdr. Randolph Burton Boyer, USN9 Aug 194228 Feb 1943
6T/Cdr. Edward Stitt Burns, USN28 Feb 19433 Aug 1943 (1)
7Norman Edward Watts, USN3 Aug 194326 Oct 1943
8T/Cdr. Francis Thomas Williamson, USN26 Oct 194315 Jan 1944
9Lt.Cdr. Gordon Leonard Caswell, USN15 Jan 194410 Sep 1944
10T/Lt.Cdr. Rexford Vinal Wheeler, Jr., USN10 Sep 19449 Nov 1945

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