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Morris (PC 1179)

Call sign:
November - Papa - Sierra - November

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • The eighth Morris was laid down 20 September 1943 as PC-1179 at Leathem D. Smith Shipbuilding Co., Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
  • Launched 6 November 1943
  • Commissioned USS PC-1179, 22 January 1944 at New Orleans, LA
  • Decommissioned 13 May 1946 and laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group, Astoria, OR
    Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists plan for decommissioning and placing in reserve as January 1947
  • Named Morris 15 February 1956
  • Struck from the Navy Register 1 July 1960
  • Sold for scrap 10 May 1961 to Zidell Shipbreakers of Portland, OR for $17,038.88.


  • Displacement 280 t.(lt), 450 t.(fl)
  • Length 173' 8"
  • Beam 23'
  • Draft 10' 10"
  • Speed 20.2 kts.
  • Complement 65
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, one 40mm gun mount, three 20mm guns, two rocket launchers, four depth charge projectors, and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 1,440bhp Fairbanks Morse 38D8 1/8 diesel engines (Serial No. 833299 and 833300), Westinhouse single reduction gear, two shafts.

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    Size Image Description Source
    PC-1179 58k Launching Bob Daly/PC-1181
    Robert Morris
    PC-1179 241k Robert Morris
    Ships namesake
    Library of Congress photo cph 3a07081
    Bill Gonyo

    Commanding Officers
    01LT W. S. Jeffries, USNR1945
    Courtesy of Joe Radigan

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