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USS McMorris was a Claud Jones-class destroyer escort laid down on November 15, 1958 and launched on May 26, 1959. It was commissioned on March 4, 1960 under Lt. Comdr. Martin Zenni’s command with the hull number DE-1036 and served in the US Navy for 14 years until it decommissioned on December 16, 1974. During its activity, the ship had the main missions in Pearl Harbor, Vietnam, Hawaii, North Pacific, South China Sea, Indian Ocean, Australia or New Zealand. After the decommissioning, the ship was transferred to Indonesia where it was renamed KRI Ngurah (D-344). The ship was active within the Indonesian waters until January 2, 2003 when it was decommissioned.