USS Morris (1846a)

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Name: USS Morris
Namesake: Robert Morris (1734-1806), American politician and signer of the Declaration of Independence
In service: Early 1846
Fate: Wrecked, 11 October 1846
General characteristics
Type: Schooner
Displacement: 112 long tons (114 t)
Length: 83 ft 4 in (25.40 m)
Beam: 20 ft 8 in (6.30 m)
Depth: 9 ft 4 in (2.84 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Armament: 2 × 6 pdr (2.7 kg) guns

The third USS Morris was a schooner in the United States Navy in commission in 1846.

Morris served as a despatch boat during the Mexican War, going into service early in 1846. She was wrecked in a hurricane off Key West, Florida on 11 October 1846.


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