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Ship Name and Designation History

This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.

    Claude Jones Class Destroyer Escort
    Keel Laid November 5 1958 - Launched May 26 1959

  1. USS McMORRIS DE-1036
    Commissioned March 4 1960 - Decommissioned December 16 1974
    Struck from Naval Register December 16 1974

  2. NGURAH RAI D-3 (Indonesian Naval Service)
    Transferred to Indonesia December 16 1974 and renamed

  3. NGURAH RAI D-344 (Indonesian Naval Service)
    Redesignated 1982

Naval Covers

This section lists active links to the pages displaying covers associated with the ship. There should be a separate set of pages for each incarnation of the ship (ie, for each entry in the "Ship Name and Designation History" section). Covers should be presented in chronological order (or as best as can be determined).

Since a ship may have many covers, they may be split among many pages so it doesn't take forever for the pages to load. Each page link should be accompanied by a date range for covers on that page.

  1. Covers Page 1    (1960)



This section lists examples of the postmarks used by the ship. There should be a separate set of postmarks for each incarnation of the ship (ie, for each entry in the "Ship Name and Designation History" section). Within each set, the postmarks should be listed in order of their classification type. If more than one postmark has the same classification, then they should be further sorted by date of earliest known usage.

A postmark should not be included unless accompanied by a close-up image and/or an image of a cover showing that postmark. Date ranges MUST be based ONLY ON COVERS IN THE MUSEUM and are expected to change as more covers are added.
>>> If you have a better example for any of the postmarks, please feel free to replace the existing example.


Postmark Type
Killer Bar Text

Date From
Date To
Thumbnail Link To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link To
Cover Image


Locy Type
FDPS 2t(n+u)


First Day Postal Service


Locy Type




Locy Type




Other Information

NAMESAKE - Vice Admiral Charles Horatio McMorris USN (August 31 1890 - February 11 1954)
As commanding officer of USS SAN FRANCISCO CA-38 McMorris took part in the Battle of Cape Esperance, which deflated the Japanese belief in their night fighting superiority. During the Battle, he "...fought his ship valiantly, maneuvering with the expertness of able seaman and striking at the enemy with determined and effective gunfire despite the difficulties of night combat." He was awarded the Navy Cross for the above cited actions.



If you have images or information to add to this page, then either contact the Curator or edit this page yourself and add it. See Editing Ship Pages for detailed information on editing this page.


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