Sunday, August 23, 2009

KRI Ngurah Rai (DE 344) or Escort USS McMorris (DE 1036)

taken from USS Ponchatoula (AO 148) in Tonkin Gulf during a 1966 - 1967 cruise

USS McMorris (DE 1036)
Class: Claud Jones
Type: SCB No. 131 / 1956-57
Number in Class: 4
Displacement: 1,314 tons (light), 1,916 tons (full)
Length: 301' (wl), 312' (oa)
Beam: 38' (extreme)
Draft: 18' (draft limit)
Propulsion: 4 Fairbanks-Morse 38ND8 Diesels, 8,852 shp, 1 shaft
Speed: 22 kts
Range: 7,000 nm @ 12 knots
Complement: 12 / 159
Guns: 2 - 3"/50 Mk 33 (2x1)
ASW Weapons: 2 - Mk 11 Hedgehog, 6 - 12.75" (324mm) Mk 32 torpedo tubes (2x3) / Mk 46 torpedos
Radars: AN/SPS-10 (surface), AN/SPS-6C (air)
Sonars: AN/SQS-4

# Fire Control Systems: Mk70 Gun FCS, Mk105 Underwater Battery FCS McMorris (DE 1036) Building and Operational Data: 5 November 1958: Keel laid at the American Shipbuilding Co., Lorain, Oh.

# 26 May 1959: Launched and christened at the Avondale Marine Ways, Inc., Westwego, La.; sponsored by Mrs. Charles H. McMorris, widow of Vice Adm. McMorris

# 4 March 1960: Commissioned at Charleston, S.C., Lcdr Martin Zenni in command

# 16 December 1974: Decommissioned at the Pearl Harbor Naval Station, Stricken and transferred to Indonesia on the same date, renamed KRI Ngurah Rai (D-3), hull number changed to D-344 in 1982, in service as of 1999
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Note :
Destroyer Escort USS Claud Jones jadi KRI Monginsidi
USS John R Perry jadi KRI Samadikun
USS Charles Berry jadi KRI Martadinata
On 16 December 1974, The USS Claud Jones (DE 1033) and the USS McMorris (DE1036) were decommissioned and transferred to the Indonesian Navy. At the same ceremony they were commissioned into active duty with the Indonesian Navy as the KRI Mongisidi (DE 343) and KRI Ngurah Rai (DE 344) respectively. There they rejoined their sister ships, Samadikun (DE 341, formerly USS John R. Perry (DE-1034)) and Martadinata (DE 341, formerly USS Charles Berry (DE-1035).

Kapal2 di atas Destroyer Escort yg menjadi frigate di Indonesia.


  1. Where is she now? Would be great to retrieve her and return to USA for historical museum site.

  2. saya mengawaki kalap ini selama 6 tahun menjadi anggota CIC