USS Morrison (DD 560)
Destroyer of the Fletcher class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp. (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||9 Sep 1940|
|Laid down||30 Jun 1942|
|Launched||4 Jul 1943|
|Commissioned||18 Dec 1943|
|Lost||4 May 1945|
|Loss position||27° 10'N, 127° 58'E|
Struck by 4 Japanese kamikaze aircraft and sunk north-west of Okinawa in position 27º10'N, 127º58'E, 155 of her crew were killed and 87 wounded in all there are 172 survivors which include the Commanding Officer Cdr. James Richard Hansen, USN who were rescued by the LCS-21.
Commands listed for USS Morrison (DD 560)
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|1||Cdr. Walter Harold Price, USN||18 Dec 1943||10 Nov 1944|
|2||James Richard Hansen, USN||10 Nov 1944||4 May 1945|
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Notable events involving Morrison include:
4 Aug 1944
USS Iowa (Capt. J.L. McCrea, USN) topped off four of the destroyers of the Task Group, USS Morrison (Cdr. W.H. Price, USN), USS The Sullivans (Cdr. K.M. Gentry, USN), USS Laws (Cdr. L.O. Wood, USN) and USS Miller (Cdr. T.H. Kobey, USN), with fuel.