DD-417 U.S.S. MORRIS
War Diary and Action Reports November 1942,


A12/DD417

Serial No. 133.
                              U.S.S. MORRIS (DD417),
C-O-N-F-I-D-E-N-T-I-A-L         Fleet Post Office,
                                   San Francisco, Calif.,
                                      December 1, 1942.

From:          The commanding Officer.
To:            The Chief of Naval Operations (Office of
               Naval Records and Library).

Subject:       War Diary - forwarding of.

Reference:     (a) Opnav and Cominch Joint Rest. Ltr. FF1/
                   A12-1 (7), Serial 291, of February 22, 1942.

Enclosure:     (A) War Diary covering the period November1,
                   To 30, 1942.

       1.       As directed by reference (a), the War Diary of
the Commanding Officer, U. S. S. MORRIS (DD417), for the
period 1 to 30 November, 1942, is forwarded herewith.


                                  R. B. BOYER.

Copt to:
       Comdespac (w/o Enc.).


                    C O N F I D E N T I A L


                     WAR            DIARY


                    U.S.S. MORRIS (DD417).


            From November 1 to November 30, 1942.


                                 November 1, 1942.

                                
    REPORT FOR COMMANDING OFFICER, U. S. S. MORRIS (DD417)

                       TASK ORGANIZATION

    TASK FORCE SEVENTEEN                  Rear Admiral MURRAY

      TASK GROUP 17.2                     Rear Admiral GOOD
       Task Unit 17.2.1                   Rear Admiral GOOD
         NORTHAMPTON
         PENSACOLA

       Task Unit 17.2.2                   Captain PERRY
         SAN DIEGO
         JUNEAU

      TASK GROUP 17.4                     Commander TRUE
         MORRIS
         HUGHES
         ANDERSON
         MUSTIN
         RUSSELL
         BARTON

    Ships Present:  Task Force 17, less ANDERSON and MUSTIN,
                    Plus various units of South Pacific
                    Force.  SOPA Commander South Pacific
                    Force in ARGONNE.

    ANDERSON and MUSTIN on detached duty.

                            WAR DIARY

    CONFIDENTIAL     U.S.S. MORRIS (DD417)     November 1, 1942.

    G.C.T. L.C.T.  

    1743   0443    Underway for patrolling duty.

    1930   0630    Steaming on various courses and speed, 
                   patrolling entrance to harbor and swinging 
                   ship for checking residuals of magnetic 
                   compass.

    2100   0800    Position 22-29.5(S); 166-20.5(E).  Weather
                   clear.  Wind E, force 2.  Sea, calm, moderate 
                   swell.  Visibility 35 miles.  Flying condition 
                   good. 

    0100   1200    Position 22-38(S); 166-25(E).

    0320   1420    Relieved on station by U.S.S. BARTON.

    0402   1502    Passed Amedee Light abeam to port, entering 
                   harbor.

    0424   1624    Anchored in berth A-12, Great Roads, New 
                   Caledonia.

                                               E.S.B.


                            WAR DIARY

    CONFIDENTIAL     U.S.S. MORRIS (DD417)     November 2, 1942.

    G.C.T. L.C.T.  

    2100   0800    Weather clear.  Wind SE, force 2.  Sea, clam,
                   moderate swell.  Visibility 35 miles.  Flying
                   condition good.

    2210   0910    Alongside U.S.S. LASSEN receiving ammunition.

    0532   1632    Went alongside WHITNEY for tender upkeep and
                   urgent repairs.

                                               E.S.B.


                            WAR DIARY

     CONFIDENTIAL     U.S.S. MORRIS (DD417)     November 3, 1942.

    G.C.T. L.C.T.  

    2100   0800    Weather clear.  Wind SE, force 3.  Sea, clam,
                   moderate swell.  Visibility 40 miles.  Flying
                   condition good.

                                               E.S.B.


                            WAR DIARY

    CONFIDENTIAL     U.S.S. MORRIS (DD417)     November 4, 1942.

    G.C.T. L.C.T.  

    2100   0800    Weather clear.  Wind SE, force 1.  Sea, clam,
                   moderate swell.  Visibility 30 miles.  
                   Flying condition good.

                   Comtaskfor 17 despatch 040030, November 1942:

                   "CAPT W A KITTS IN NORTHAMPTON RELIEVED G D
                   MURRAY IN TEMPORARY COMMAND TASK FORCE 17
                   THIS DATE"

                                               E.S.B.


                            WAR DIARY

    CONFIDENTIAL     U.S.S. MORRIS (DD417)     November 5, 1942.

    G.C.T. L.C.T.  

    2100   0800    Weather overcast.  Sea, clam, moderate swell.
                   Wind SE, force 3.  Visibility 30 miles.  
                   Flying condition good.

                                               E.S.B.


                            WAR DIARY

    CONFIDENTIAL     U.S.S. MORRIS (DD417)     November 6, 1942.

    G.C.T. L.C.T.  

    2100   0800    Weather clear.  Wind SE, force 4.  Sea, clam,
                   moderate swell.  Visibility 40 miles.  
                   Flying condition good.

                                               E.S.B.
											   
											   
                            WAR DIARY

    CONFIDENTIAL     U.S.S. MORRIS (DD417)     November 7, 1942.

    Change in Organization: Task Force 16 reorganized.

    G.C.T. L.C.T.  

    2100   0800    Weather clear.  Wind SE, force 2.  Sea, clam, 
                   moderate swell.  Visibility 30 miles.  
                   Flying condition good.

    0000   1100    Organization of Task Force 16 effective 
                   (Commander South Pacific Force dispatch 
                   070232, November 1942 (NPM No. 561).

                                  TASK ORGANIZATION

           TASK FORCE SIXTEEN                Rear Admiral KINCAID

             ENTERPRISE

           Battleship Division 6             Rear Admiral LEE
             WASHINTON
             SOUTH DAKOTA

             NORTHAMPTON
             SAN DIEGO

           Destroyer Squadron 2   (CLARK to be assigned on
             MORRIS                 arrival November 11,1942)
             HUGHES
             ANDERSON
             RUSSELL
             MUSTIN
             BENHAM
             ELLET
             WALKE

                  Task Forces 17 and 61 hereby abolished.
                  
                  All above ships present except ANDERSON,
                  MUSTIN, WALKE, and BENHAM.
             
                                               E.S.B.


                            WAR DIARY

    CONFIDENTIAL     U.S.S. MORRIS (DD417)     November 8, 1942.

    G.C.T. L.C.T.  

    2100   0800    Weather overcast.  Wind SE, force 1.  Sea,
                   clam, moderate swell.  Visibility 20 miles.  
                   Flying condition fair.

                                               E.S.B.


                            WAR DIARY

    CONFIDENTIAL     U.S.S. MORRIS (DD417)     November 9, 1942.

    Changes in Organization:  Joined torpedoed ship S.S. EDGAR 
    ALLAN POE, HUGHES, RUSSEL, Patrol Vessel, and towing ship 
    H.M.S. MATAI.

    G.C.T. L.C.T.  

    2100   0800    Weather clear.  Wind SE, force 1.  Sea, clam, 
                   moderate swell.  Visibility 30 miles.  Flying 
                   condition good.

    0504   1604    Underway independently on various courses and
                   speeds to join torpedoed ship S.S. EDGAR ALLAN
                   POE (reported 67 miles from Amedee Light,
                   Bearing 166° T.).

    0645   1745    Base course 161° T, speed 28 knots.

    0900   2000    Position 23-26 (S); 166-40 (E).

    0957   2057    Radar contact on group of ships bearing 170° 
                   T, 12,200 yards, identified as friendly.

    1034   2134    Joined and formed screen around torpedoed 
                   ship, and patrolled on station ahead at speed  
                   15 knots, base course 355° T.  Vessel being 
                   towed by H.M.S. MATAI.  HOGHES, RUSSELL and 
                   patrol vessel screening.

                                               E.S.B.


                            WAR DIARY

    CONFIDENTIAL     U.S.S. MORRIS (DD417)     November 10, 1942.

    Changes in Organization: U.S.S. WALKE, BENHAM, and MUSTIN
                             Task Force 16, at Noumea, New 
                             Caledonia.  ELLET departed on 
                             detached duty.

    G.C.T. L.C.T.  

    2100   0800    Position 23-06(S); 166-30(E).  Weather clear. 
                   Wind SE, force 2.  Sea, clam, moderate swell.  
                   Visibility 35 miles.  Flying condition good.
                   Changed base speed to16 knots/  Commenced zig-
                   Zagging independently screening towed ship.

    2142   0842    Sighted land bearing 021° T, 50 miles.

    2210   0910    Patrol vessel joined formation.

    0035   1135    Sighted Amedee Light 355° T, 20 miles.

    0100   1200    Position 22-46(S); 116-35(E).  Distance made
                   good previous 24 hours,20 miles. Course 180°T.

    0700   1800    U.S.S. ELLET left on detached duty.

    0706   1806    Anchored off Amedee Light, bearing 356½° T; 
                   Tabu Reef Light bearing 305° T.

                                               E.S.B.


                            WAR DIARY

    CONFIDENTIAL     U.S.S. MORRIS (DD417)     November 11, 1942.

    Changes in Organization: U.S.S. CLARK report for duty to 
                             Commander Destroyer Squadron  TWO as 
                             flagship, and joined Task Force 16 
                             at Noumea, New Caledonia.

    G.C.T. L.C.T.  

    1832   0532    Underway, standing in the channel to Dumbea 
                   Bay.

    1945   0645    Alongside U.S.S. SABINE to fuel.

    2100   0800    Weather clear. Wind SE, force 1.  Sea, clam, 
                   moderate swell.  Visibility 40 miles.  Flying 
                   condition good.

    2345   1045    Transferred Commander Destroyer Squadron TWO 
                   and staff from MORRIS to CLARK.  Commander 
                   Destroyer Division FOUR in MORRIS.

    0016   1116    Underway with Destroyer Squadron TWO to join 
                   Task Force 16 outside channel, speed 15 knots.

    0100   1200    Position 22-20(S); 166-26.5(E).  Distance made 
                   good previous 24 hours, 30 miles.

    0152   1252    Commenced patrol off North Entrance, Bulari 
                   Passage.

    0314   1414    Fleet Axis 100° T.

    0319   1419    Changed base speed to 20 knots.  Changed base 
                   course to 300° T.

    0600   1800    Set clocks ahead 1 hour to Zone -12 Time.

    0725   1925    Changed base course and screen axis to 293° T.

    0800   2000    Position 22-30(S); 165-47(E).

                                               E.S.B.


                            WAR DIARY

    CONFIDENTIAL     U.S.S. MORRIS (DD417)     November 12, 1942.

    G.C.T. L.C.T.  

    1224   0024    Changed course (emergency) to 047°T; increased
                   speed to 25 knots.  Resumed base course at
                   0031.

    1830   0630    Changed fleet axis to 150° T.

    2000   0800    Position 20-34(S); 163-01(E).  Weather clear. 
                   Wind S, force 2.  Sea, clam, moderate swell.  
                   Visibility 30 miles.  Flying condition good.

    2303   1103    Commenced scheduled machine gun exercise 
                   firing at sleeve.  Two men on MORRIS hit by 
                   bullet fired from ship in formation.

    0000   1200    Position 19-49(S); 162-32(E).  Distance made 
                   good previous 24 hours: 275 miles.  Course 
                   303° T.

    0020   1220    Alongside U.S.S. WASHINTON to receive medical 
                   officer.

    0256   1456    Transferred wounded man to SOUTH DAKOTA.

    0710   0910    Left formation at speed 25 knots to 
                   investigate radar contact bearing 255° T, 13 
                   miles.  Contact later assumed to be dense rain 
                   cloud.  Many contacts were made varying from 2 
                   to 10,000 yards on numerous bearings.  Nothing 
                   sighted.

    0800   2000    Position 18-01(S); 161-38(E).  Abandoned 
                   search, and changed base course to 352° T, 
                   speed 20 knots, to rejoin formation on morning 
                   of November 13, 1942.

                                               E.S.B.


                            WAR DIARY

    CONFIDENTIAL     U.S.S. MORRIS (DD417)     November 13, 1942.

    Changes in Organization: U.S.S. WASHINGTON, SOUTH DAKOTA, 
                             WALKE, BENHAM, GWIN, PRESTON, 
                             MUSTIN, left formation.

    G.C.T. L.C.T.  

    1804   0604    Sighted Task Force 16 bearing 075° T, 10 
                   miles.

    1916   0716    Joined formation and took station 45° on port 
                   bow of WASHINGTION, 2500 yards.  Speed 20 
                   knots.

    2000   0800    Position 14-21(S); 161-22.5(E).  Weather 
                   clear.  Wind SE, force 2.  Sea, clam, heavy 
                   swell.  Visibility 40 miles.  Flying condition 
                   good.

    0000   1200    Position 13-48(S); 161-35(E).  Distance made 
                   good previous 24 hours: 362 miles.  Course 
                   351° T.

    0720   1920    U.S..S WASHINGTON, SOUTH DAKOTA, BENHAM, GWIN, 
                   WALKE and PRESTON left formation in company.  
                   MUSTIN departed on independent duty.

    0800   2000    Position 14-26(S); 161-58(E).

    0930   2130    Changed base course and screen axis to 270° T.

    0950   2150    Changed base course and screen axis to 300° T, 
                   speed 23 knots.  Took station 5000 yards on 
                   port beam of carrier.

    1110   2310    Increase speed to 25 knots.

                                               E.S.B.


                            WAR DIARY

    CONFIDENTIAL     U.S.S. MORRIS (DD417)     November 14, 1942.

    G.C.T. L.C.T.  

    2000   0800    Position 12-46(S); 158-51.51(E).  Weather 
                   cloudy.  Wind SE, force 2.  Sea, clam, 
                   moderate swell.  Visibility 30 miles.  Flying 
                   condition good.

    2020   0820    Emergency general quarters.  Went to boiler 
                   condition I.  Formed anti-aircraft screen.  
                   Unidentified planes reported; changed base 
                   course and screen axis to 105°T.

    2031   0831    Carrier launched 44 planes; 25 fighters and 19 
                   bombers.

    2154   0954    Enemy 4 engined bomber shot down bearing 
                   046°T, distance 32 miles.

    2210   1010    Carrier recovered 8 planes.

    2219   1019    Changed base speed to 27 knots.

    2222   1022    Friendly flying fortress flew over formation.

    2304   1104    Carrier launched 8 planes.

    2327   1127    Carrier recovered 15 planes.

    0000   1200    Position 12-46.5(S); 159-00(E).  Distance made 
                   good previous 24 hours:  265 miles.  Course 
                   292°T.  

    0043   1243    Carrier recovered 7 planes.

    0134   1334    Carrier recovered 1 plane.

    0206   1406    Carrier launched 20 planes.

    0307   1507    Carrier recovered 8 planes.

    0452   1652    Changed base speed to 18 knots.

    0620   1820    Set boiler condition II.

    0800   2000    Position 14-48(S); 159-51(E).

                                               E.S.B.  


                            WAR DIARY

    CONFIDENTIAL     U.S.S. MORRIS (DD417)     November 15, 1942.

    Changes in Organization: Task Group 16.6 - PENSACOLA, 
                             NORTHAMPTON, MORRIS (DD4), RUSSELLL, 
                             and ANDERSON proceeding on detached 
                             duty to fuel and await orders in 
                             accordance with Commander South 
                             Pacific Force dispatch 150140.

    G.C.T. L.C.T.  

    2000   0800    Position 17-54(S); 160-01(E).  Weather cloudy. 
                   Wind SE, force 4.  Rather rough sea.  
                   Visibility 30 miles.  Flying condition fair.

    0000   1200    Position 17-54(S); 160-01(E). Distance made 
                   good previous 24 hours: 307 miles.  Course 
                   170°T.

    0035   1235    Changed fleet axis to 130°T.

    0405   1605    Task Group 16.6 detached from Task Force 16.  
                   Base course 065°T, speed 20 knots.

    0800   2000    Position 17-57(S); 161-56(E).

                                               E.S.B.

                            WAR DIARY

    CONFIDENTIAL     U.S.S. MORRIS (DD417)     November 16, 1942.

    G.C.T. L.C.T.  

    2000   0800    Position 16-16.5(S); 165-24(E).  Weather 
                   clear.  Wind E, force 5.  Rather rough sea.  
                   Visibility 40 miles.  Flying condition good.

    2341   1141    Sighted land bearing 065°T, distance 31 miles.

    0000   1200    Position 15-58(S); 166-35(E).  Distance made
                   good pervious 24 hours: 400 miles. Course 
                   073°T.

    0230   1330    Changed zone time to minus eleven.

    0450   1550    Entered Segond channel Espiritu Santo, New 
                   Hebrides.  Moored alongside U.S.S. GUADALUPE
                   To fuel.  Moored to GUADALUPE for night.

                                               E.S.B.


                            WAR DIARY

    CONFIDENTIAL     U.S.S. MORRIS (DD417)     November 17, 1942.

    G.C.T. L.C.T.  

    2044   0744    Shifted berth.  Moored to U.S.S. SHAW at berth
                   D-3.

    2100   0800    Weather clear.  Wind E, force 1.  sea, calm,
                   moderate swell.  Visibility 30 miles.  Flying 
                   condition good.

                                               E.S.B.


                            WAR DIARY

    CONFIDENTIAL     U.S.S. MORRIS (DD417)     November 18, 1942.

    G.C.T. L.C.T.  

    2100   0800    Weather rainy.  Wind E, force 1.  sea, calm,
                   moderate swell.  Visibility 10 miles.  Flying 
                   condition poor.

    0447   1547    Went to emergency general quarters.  Submarine
                   reported in vicinity.

    0652   1752    Underway standing out of channel to patrol off
                   East entrance Segond channel to hunt for 
                   submarine.  Speed 12 knots on course 150°T and 
                   330°T.

                                               E.S.B.


                            WAR DIARY

    CONFIDENTIAL     U.S.S. MORRIS (DD417)     November 19, 1942.

    G.C.T. L.C.T.  

    1300   0000    On patrol outside East entrance to Segond
                   Channel, Espiritu Santo.

    2100   0800    Position 15-29.5(S); 167-17(E).  Weather 
                   clear.  Wind SE, force 2.  sea, moderate,
                   moderate swell.  Visibility 40 miles.  Flying 
                   condition good.

    2321   1021    Proceeding up channel to harbor to fuel.

    0240   1340    Anchored in Berth D minus 2, Segond Channel.

                                               E.S.B.


                            WAR DIARY

    CONFIDENTIAL     U.S.S. MORRIS (DD417)     November 20, 1942.

    G.C.T. L.C.T.  

    2100   0800    Weather clear.  Wind N, force 1.  Sea, calm,
                   moderate swell.  Visibility 35 miles.  
                   Flying condition good.

                                               E.S.B.


                            WAR DIARY

    CONFIDENTIAL     U.S.S. MORRIS (DD417)     November 21, 1942.

    G.C.T. L.C.T.  

    2100   0800    Weather clear.  Wind SE, force 1.  Sea, calm,
                   no swell.  Visibility 35 miles.  Flying 
                   condition good.

                                               E.S.B.


                            WAR DIARY

    CONFIDENTIAL     U.S.S. MORRIS (DD417)     November 22, 1942.

    G.C.T. L.C.T.  

    2100   0800    Weather clear.  Wind SE, force 1.  Sea, calm,
                   no swell.  Visibility 40 miles.  Flying 
                   condition good.

                                               E.S.B.


                            WAR DIARY

    CONFIDENTIAL     U.S.S. MORRIS (DD417)     November 23, 1942.

    G.C.T. L.C.T.  

    2100   0800    Weather cloudy.  Wind SE, force 1.  Sea, 
                   calm, no swell.  Visibility 35 miles.  
                   Flying condition good.

                                               E.S.B.


                            WAR DIARY

    CONFIDENTIAL     U.S.S. MORRIS (DD417)     November 24, 1942.

    Changes in Organization: U.S.S. ANDERSON and MORRIS underway
                             To join Commander Task Force SIXTEEN
                             At Noumea, New Caledonia.  Changed
                             Organization of Task Force 16.

    G.C.T. L.C.T.  

    1853   0553    Underway with U.S.S. ANDERSON for White Poppy.

    1926   0626    Base course 150° T, speed 20 knots.

    2000   0800    Position 15-58(S); 167-03(E).  Weather 
                   overcast.  Wind NE, force 3.  Sea, clam, 
                   moderate swell.  Visibility 30 miles.  Flying
                   condition fair.

    2106   0806    Base course 180° T.

    2136   0836    Base course 166° T.

    0000   1100    Organization of Task Force SIXTEEN effective
                   in accordance with Commander South Pacific
                   Force dispatch 230612, of November 1942:

                   TASK FORCE SIXTEEN        Rear Admiral SHERMAN

                     ENTERPRISE
                     SAN DIEGO

                     Destroyer Squadron TWO  Commander HOLCOMB
                       MORRIS
                       ANDERSON
                       HUGHES
                       MUSTIN
                       RUSSELL
                       ELLET
                       CLARK

    0100   1200    Position 17-14(S); 167-20(E).  Distance made 
                   good pervious 24 hours 115 miles. Course 
                   180°T.

    0900   2000    Position 19-43(S); 168-04(E).

                                               E.S.B.


                            WAR DIARY

    CONFIDENTIAL     U.S.S. MORRIS (DD417)     November 25, 1942.

    G.C.T. L.C.T.  

    1430   0130    Changed base course to 205° T.

    1520   0220    Sighted land bearing 260° T, 13 miles.

    1830   0530    Sighted Isle of Pines, 245° T, distance 30
                   miles.

    2100   0800    Position 23-03(S); 167-39(E).  Weather clear.  
                   Wind ENE, force 2.  Sea, calm, heavy swell.
                   Visibility 35 miles.  Flying condition good.

    0031   1131    Sighted U.S.S. SOUTH DAKOTA and two 
                   destroyers.

    0100   1200    Position 23-01(S); 166-33(E).  Distance made
                   good previous 24 hours 427 miles.  Course
                   201° T.

    0204   1304    Sighted Amedee Island light bearing 358° T,
                   distance 8 miles.

    0235   1335    Entered Bulari Passage and proceeded up 
                   channel to Dumbea Bay.

    0415   1515    Alongside S.S. "J.C. O'DONNEL" to fuel.

    0615   1715    Completed fueling.

    0649   1749    Underway to moor alongside ANDERSON in Berth
                   A-11.

    0745   1845    Moored.

                   Following ships of Task Force 16 present:
                   ENTERPRISE, SAN DIEGO, CLARK, RUSSELL, 
                   ANDERSON, and MORRIS.  SOPA Comsopac (Admiral 
                   H.F.HALSEY).  various units operating under 
                   Comsopac also present.

                                               E.S.B.


                            WAR DIARY

    CONFIDENTIAL     U.S.S. MORRIS (DD417)     November 26, 1942.

    G.C.T. L.C.T.  

    2100   0800    Weather clear.  Wind NE, force 1.  Sea,
                   calm, no swell.  Visibility 40 miles.  
                   Flying condition good.

    0740   1840    Got underway and went alongside U.S.S. WHITNEY
                   for repairs.

                                               E.S.B.


                            WAR DIARY

    CONFIDENTIAL     U.S.S. MORRIS (DD417)     November 27, 1942.

    G.C.T. L.C.T.  

    2100   0800    Weather clear.  Wind S, force 1.  Sea, calm, 
                   no swell.  Visibility 30 miles.  Flying 
                   condition good.

                                               E.S.B.


                            WAR DIARY

    CONFIDENTIAL     U.S.S. MORRIS (DD417)     November 28, 1942.

    G.C.T. L.C.T.  

    2100   0800    Weather clear.  Wind S, force 1.  Sea, calm, 
                   no swell.  Visibility 30 miles.  Flying 
                   condition good.

                                               E.S.B.


                            WAR DIARY

    CONFIDENTIAL     U.S.S. MORRIS (DD417)     November 29, 1942.

    G.C.T. L.C.T.  

    2100   0800    Weather clear.  Wind SW, force 1.  Sea, 
                   calm, no swell.  Visibility 40 miles.  
                   Flying condition good.

                                               E.S.B.


                            WAR DIARY

    CONFIDENTIAL     U.S.S. MORRIS (DD417)     November 30, 1942.

    Changes in Organization:  U.S.S. MUSTIN entered Noumea, New
                              Caledonia and rejoined Task Force
                              SIXTEEN.

    G.C.T. L.C.T.  

    2100   0800    Weather clear.  Wind SW, force 1.  Sea, 
                   calm, no swell.  Visibility 40 miles.  
                   Flying condition good.

                                               E.S.B.



Information on the MORRIS


DICTIONARY OF FIGHTING SHIPS

History of the U.S.S. MORRIS DD-417


                                    Sims Class
                             Completed - 1939 - 40

DD 409 SIMS 
DD 410 HUGHES
DD 411 ANDERSON
DD 412 HAMMAN
DD 413 MUSTIN
DD 414 RUSSELL
DD 415 O'BRIEN
DD 416 WALKE
DD 417 MORRIS
DD 418 ROE
DD 419 WAINWRIGHT
DD 420 BUCK


Dimensions

Displacement:
   1,570 tons (stand)
   2,300 tons (Mean War Service)
Length: 348' (oa)
Beam: 36
Draft: 18' (max)

Armament

4 5"/ 38 DP
3 40mm singles
2 40mm twins
4 20mm
2 DC tracks
4 DC projectors
2 21" TT (quads)

Propulsion

Speed: 35 knots (max)
Max. Cruising radius:
  2,200 miles @ 25 knots 
  4,700 miles @15 knots
Horsepower: 50,0000 (shaft)
Drive: 2 screws; geared turbine
Fuel: 489 tons oil (max)

Remarks

  Slightly longer and wider than the ELLET's, the SIMS Class are otherwise 
very similar.

  They were lengthened to accommodate a fifth 5"-gun which was subsequently
replaced by additional light AA batteries.  The torpedo tubes are given high,
center-line mounts.  As the last American one-stack destroyers, they mark a 
transitional stage in development between the basic CUMMINGS-GRIDLEY design
and the BENSON-FLETCHER group that followed.

War losses include:

SIMS (DD409)
HAMMAN (DD412)
O'BREIN (DD415
WALKE (DD416)
BUCK (DD420)



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