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USS PC-1179
Career (United States)
Name: USS PC-1179
Builder: Leathem D. Smith Shipbuilding Co.,
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
Laid down: 20 September 1943
Launched: 6 November 1943
Commissioned: 22 January 1944
Decommissioned: 13 May 1946
Renamed: USS Morris (PC-1179), 15 February 1956
Struck: 1 July 1960
Fate: sold, 10 May 1961; scrapped
General characteristics
Class & type: PC-461-class submarine chaser
Length: 173 ft 8 in (52.93 m)
Beam: 23 ft (7.0 m)
Draft: 10 ft 10 in (3.30 m)
Propulsion: 2 x 2,880bhp Fairbanks-Morse diesel engines (Serial No. 833299 and 833300), Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.
Speed: 20.2 kn (37.4 km/h; 23.2 mph)
Armament: 1 x 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, 1 x single 40mm gun mount; 3 x 20mm guns, 2 x rocket launchers, 4 x depth charge projectiles, 2 x depth charge tracks

USS PC-1179 was a PC-461-class submarine chaser built for the United States Navy during World War II. She was later renamed Morris (PC-1179) but never saw active service under that name.

Career[edit | edit source]

PC-1179 was commissioned in 1944 and decommissioned in 1946, she was renamed as the eighth USS Morris in 1956. She was struck from the navy register on 1 July 1960 and sold on 10 May 1961, to Zidell Shipbreakers in Portland, Oregon for $17,038.88.

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This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.

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