Charles Horatio McMorris
Born: Died: Nickname: "Soc" from
Chief war planer of Kimmel's.
Captain of Heavy Cruiser San Francisco during Battle of Cape Esperance,
promoted to rank of Rear-Admiral in 1942, then ordered to take command
of a cruiser force in the Aleutians. In that post, succesfully repulsed
an attempt to reinforce Kiska by a Japanese convoy of superior strength,
during Battle of Kommandorski Islands. Ordered by Admiral Nimitz to become
his Chief of Staff when Vice-Admiral Towers resigned the job to become
Nimitz's second-in-command. For his apparent wisdom and intelligence, McMorris
got the nickname "Soc" derived from Socrates. No
further info available.