McMorris, Charles Horatio, VADM

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Last Rank
Vice Admiral
Primary Unit
1951-1952, COMNAVBASE/Commander Naval Base, Pearl Harbor, HI
Service Years
1912 - 1952
Vice Admiral
Vice Admiral

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Contact Info
Home Town
Wetumpka, AL
Last Address
Wetumpka, AL

Date of Passing
Feb 11, 1954
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
2 4962-A

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WW II Memorial National RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial
  2019, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2019, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page

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Last Known Activity
Not Specified
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In June 1943 Vice Admiral McMorris became FADM Nimitz Chief of Staff

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 Duty Stations
US NavyMare Island Naval ShipyardNRD PittsburghCommander, Naval Surface Force, Atlantic (COMNAVSURFLANT)/COMMINEWARCOM
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)Commander, Cruiser-Destroyer Force, Pacific FleetCOMFOURTHFLT
Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)COMNAVBASE/Commander Naval Base, Pearl Harbor, HI
  1912-1913, USS Delaware (BB-28)
  1913-1914, USS Montana (ACR-13)
  1914-1914, USS New Hampshire (BB-25)
  1914-1914, USS Montana (ACR-13)
  1914-1916, USS Maryland (ACR-8)
  1917-1917, Mare Island Naval Shipyard
  1917-1918, USS Shaw (DD-68)
  1918-1919, USS Meredith (DD-165)
  1919-1919, USS Walke (DD-34)
  1919-1920, NRD Pittsburgh
  1919-1922, Bureau of Navigation
  1922-1922, USS Baltimore (CM-1)
  1922-1924, USS Burns (DM-11)
  1924-1925, COMINERON 2
  1925-1927, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1927-1930, USS Shirk (DD-318)
  1930-1930, USS Elliot (DD-146)
  1930-1933, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1933-1935, USS California (BB-44)
  1935-1937, Bureau of Navigation
  1938-1941, Commander, Scouting Force, Pacific Fleet
  1941-1942, Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
  1942-1942, USS San Francisco (CA-38)
  1942-1943, Commander, Cruiser-Destroyer Force, Pacific Fleet/Commander, Cruiser-Destroyer Force 8
  1943-1946, Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
  1946-1946, COMFOURTHFLT
  1946-1948, Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)/General Board
  1948-1951, 14th Naval District/COMNAVBASE Pearl Harbor
  1951-1952, COMNAVBASE/Commander Naval Base, Pearl Harbor, HI
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1914-1914 Mexican Service Campaign (1911-1919)
  1917-1918 World War I/Anti-Submarine Warfare
  1927-1927 US Occupation of Nicaragua
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal-Tulagi landings/Battle of Savo Island
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Cape Esperance (Second Savo)
  1943-1943 Aleutians Islands Campaign (1942-43)/Invasion & Occupation of Attu
  1943-1943 Aleutians Islands Campaign (1942-43)/Invasion & Occupation on Kiska
  1943-1943 Aleutians Islands Campaign (1942-43)/Battle of the Komandorski Islands1
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval AcademyNational War College
  1908-1912, United States Naval Academy
  1937-1938, National War College
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Buried in Arlington Cemetary2
  Jun 08, 1912, Commissioned Ensign
  Jun 08, 1918, Promoted to Lieutenant
  Jun 03, 1922, Promoted to Lieutenant Commander
  Oct 01, 1931, Promoted to Commander
  Jul 01, 1939, Promoted to Captain
  Nov 14, 1942, Promoted to Rear Admiral
  Apr 01, 1944, Hart Inquiry into the attack on Pearl Harbor - Admiral McMorris Testimony
  Sep 23, 1944, Promoted to Vice Admiral (Temporary)
  Jan 01, 1952, Retired
  Mar 04, 1960, NAMESAKE - USS McMorris (DE-1036)3
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