Welcome to the Home Page of the USS McMorris. On this site you will find the history of the ship and her crew. Enjoy your visit and please take a minute to sign the Guest Book.
|2016 Reunion Boston, Sept 22-25, 2016. Details HERE!|
|Long Beach Reunion Pictures at http://greywarrior.smugmug.com|
|Several new and updated Crew Members in the Roster!|
|USS McMorris and the USS Sculpin's Lost Mission - WestPac 72|
|USS McMorris and D-21B drone missions - In Living History!|
The USS McMorris (DE-1036), fourth and last ship of her class, was designed
primarily as an antisubmarine escort vessel. She was built with several recent
developments at the time including a unique upper deck arrangement, aluminum
mast and superstructure, and the latest in electronic detection equipment which
continued to change over the years. The ship was designed with crew comfort
in mind which included complete air-conditioning, improved recreation facilities,
a ship-wide recorded entertainment system, and semiprivate living quarters.
McMorris was 312 feet long, displaced 1900 tons, with a maximum beam of 38 feet. The ship was powered by four Fairbanks-Morse diesel engines that delivered 9200 shaft horsepower to the single screw, propelling the ship to speeds in excess of 20 knots. Her main battery originally consisted of two 3"/50 single gun rapid fire mounts and two trainable MK 32 torpedo tube mounts, a stern mounted depth charge rack, and two sets of ahead firing hedgehog batteries behind the forward gun mount. The hedgehogs were subsequently removed and replaced temporarily by a Norwegian built Terne II antisubmarine missile launcher which was later removed. The depth charge rack was also removed in later years.
(Stricken December 16 1974. To Indonesia December 16 1974. Renamed Ngurah Rai, Still in service as of MAR 2002.)
A complete history with a list of Commanding Officers, Service Awards received and Units Served is here.
The USS McMorris was named after Vice Admiral Charles H. McMorris, a brief biography is here.
On 31 January, 1967 at or about 20.38.5N and 156-48.5W, USS McMorris DE-1036
and the Gasoline Tanker USS Tombigbee AOG11 collided. The story and pictures
USS McMORRIS 2016 REUNION
Well, it is time for us to start posting the information for our Reunion in Boston and getting down to serious business. September is only 8½ months away, so time is getting close. The tours that have been put together look pretty good. I hope everyone will enjoy them.
The hotel has a fabulous buffet planned for us for our welcome dinner and the Banquet Dinner sounds great also. All the tour and event information, prices and the registration form are here and also posted on Facebook. You should be able to print a copy of the reservation form to mail in and you will also be able to fill it out on line.
ALL MONIES for Tours and Events should be sent by Aug 11, 2016 to Skip:
Harvey Reynolds or USS McMorris DE 1036
24902 Flying Arrow
San Antonio, TX 78258
HOTEL RESERVATIONS are made by YOU directly with the hotel by Aug. 22th, 2016. You can call the Crowne-Plaza directly at 401 732-6000 and mention the USS McMorris Reunion to receive the group discounted rate. For those who would like to reserve their guestroom online, they can do so at www.crownehotelwarwick.com using the Group code 'USM'. Please make your reservations as soon as possible so we can get a head count.
If you have any questions, please call or email me at:
Lorraine and Jules Galbreth (Plank Owner)
313 Parkwood Place
Lewisville, TX 75067
972 219-9674- Home
1997 Reunion Pictures | 2000 Reunion Pictures | 2004 Reunion Pictures
Follow the link below if you have any information on a McMorris Sailor. If you only have a name that is not on the Crew List, that is ok. If you only have a name and an old address, that is good! If you have a name and an email address, that is great!! If you have a name and a current address, that is excellent!!! ANY information helps!
All visitors are invited to take a few minutes to sign and view the guest book. Navy veterans and especially USS McMorris crew members, this is a chance to let your shipmates know where you can be found. USS McMorris crew, I would like to add you to the "Ship's Company List" giving name, rank/rating, years aboard and email address. When signing the guest book, please include that information.
(Due to recent activity by spammers I am forced to approve submissions before allowing them to be posted. Please post your messages, I will review them for posting within 48 hrs. Sorry for the inconvienience. Scott)
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