Allied Warships

USS Morrison (DD 560)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 560 
Built bySeattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp. (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Sep 1940 
Laid down30 Jun 1942 
Launched4 Jul 1943 
Commissioned18 Dec 1943 
Lost4 May 1945 
Loss position27° 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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1T/Cdr. Walter Harold Price, USN18 Dec 194310 Nov 1944
2T/Cdr. James Richard Hansen, USN10 Nov 19444 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.

Media links

Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

Blood on the Sea

Parkin, Robert Sinclair
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U.S. Destroyers

Friedman, Norman

United States Destroyer Operations In World War II.

Roscoe, Theodore

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