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USS MORRIS (DD-271)


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CLASS - CLEMSON As Built.
Displacement 1,215 Tons, Dimensions, 314' 5" (oa) x 31' 8" x 9' 10" (Max)
Armament 4 x 4"/50, 1 x 3"/23AA, 12 x 21" tt..
Machinery, 26,500 SHP; Geared Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 35 Knots, Crew 114
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Bethlehem Shipbuilding, Squantum Ma. on July 20 1918.
Launched April 12 1919 and commissioned July 21 1919.
Decommissioned June 15 1922, Stricken May 19 1936.
Fate Sold September 29 1936 and broken up for scrap.

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Morris 101kCommodore Charles Morris was born in Woodstock, Conn. July 26 1784 and died in Washington, D.C. January 27 1856. Appointed Midshipman July 1 1799; Captain March 5 1813. As one of the officers of the Intrepid he took part in the recapture and destruction of the Philadelphia in the harbor of Tripoli February 17 1804. He took a prominent part in the engagement between the Constitution and Guerriere, being severely wounded while in the act of boarding the latter vessel. For his gallantry on this occasion he was advanced one grade by the President. In 1825 he commanded the Brandywine while taking Gen. Lafayette back to France after his last visit to the United States. He was Commandant, Boston Navy Yard, 13 June 1827 to 12 May 1833. From 1851 to 1856 he was Chief of the Bureau of Ordnance. The photo is from the Boston National Historical Park Collection, NPS Cat. No. BOSTS-7249. Note that the DANFS history is in error and this vessel was not named for Robert Morris, the correct data is listed in the 1924 edition of Ships' Data, U.S. Naval Vessels.Bill Gonyo/Stephen P. Carlson, Boston NHP, Charlestown Navy Yard
Morris 157kVictory Destroyer Plant, Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation, Squantum, Massachusetts, interior of the wet slips, photographed between 24 May and 21 July 1919 by Monks & Johnson, Boston, Mass. Ships whose bows are visible at right are (from front to rear): Meade (Destroyer # 274), Swasey (Destroyer # 273), Morris (Destroyer # 271), and Tingey (Destroyer # 272). Note ship components awaiting installation, and the security sign on the pole at right. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph. Photo #: NH 43161.Robert Hurst
Morris 118kUSS Morris (Destroyer # 271, later DD-271), In port, circa 1919-1922. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph. Photo #: NH 45732.Robert Hurst
Morris 135kPhoto #: NH 69516: Destroyer Division THIRTY-ONE moored together off San Diego, California, circa 1922. Photographed by the Pier Studio, San Diego. These ships are (from left to right): USS Bailey (DD-269); USS Thornton (DD-270); USS Tingey (DD-272); USS Morris (DD-271); USS Swasey (DD-273) and USS Meade (DD-274). Courtesy of ESKC Joseph L. Aguillard, USNR, 1969. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.-
Red Lead Row 195kRed Lead Row, San Diego Destroyer Base, California. Photographed at the end of 1922, with at least 65 destroyers tied up there. Ships present are identified as: (left to right, in the right diagonal row): Stansbury (DD-180); MacKenzie (DD-175); Renshaw (DD-176); Howard (DD-179); Gillis (DD-260); Tingey (DD-272); McLanahan (DD-264); Swasey (DD-273); Morris (DD-271); Bailey (DD-269); Tattnall (DD-125); Breese (DD-122); Radford (DD-120); Aaron Ward (DD-132) -- probably; Ramsey (DD-124); Montgomery (DD-121); and Lea (DD-118). (left to right, in the middle diagonal row): Wickes (DD-75); Thornton (DD-270); Meade (DD-274); Crane (DD-109); Evans (DD-78); McCawley (DD-276); Doyen (DD-280); Elliot (DD-146); Henshaw (DD-278); Moody (DD-277); Meyer (DD-279); Sinclair (DD-275); Turner (DD-259); Philip (DD-76); Hamilton (DD-141); Boggs (DD-136); Claxton (DD-140); Ward (DD-139); Hazelwood (DD-107) or Kilty (DD-137); Kennison (DD-138); Jacob Jones (DD-130); Aulick (DD-258); Babbitt (DD-128); Twiggs (DD-127); and Badger (DD-126). (left to right, in the left diagonal row): Shubrick (DD-268); Edwards (DD-265); Palmer (DD-161); Welles (DD-257); Mugford (DD-105); Upshur (DD-144); Greer (DD-145); Wasmuth (DD-338); Hogan (DD-178); O'Bannon (DD-177); and -- possibly -- Decatur (DD-341). (Nested alongside wharf in left center, left to right): Prairie (AD-5); Buffalo (AD-8); Trever (DD-339); and Perry (DD-340). Minesweepers just astern of this group are Partridge (AM-16) and Brant (AM-24). Nearest ship in the group of destroyers at far left is Dent (DD-116). The others with her are unidentified. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph. : NH 42539 Robert Hurst

USS MORRIS DD-271 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

LCDR Morton Lyndholm Deyo    Jul 21 1919 - ? (Later RADM)

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