USS Morris (1846b)

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Name: USS Morris
Namesake: Robert Morris (1734-1806), American politician and signer of the Declaration of Independence
Acquired: October 1846
Fate: Sold 1848
Notes: Previously the Mexican schooner Laura Virginia
General characteristics
Type: Schooner
Propulsion: Sails

The fourth USS Morris was a schooner in the United States Navy in commission from 1846 to 1848.

U.S. naval forces captured the Mexican schooner Laura Virginia in the Gulf of Mexico in October 1846 during the Mexican War. She was taken into the U.S. Navy and renamed Morris.

Morris was sold at the end of the Mexican War in 1848.


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