04 Julian Knox Morrison Jr., Memphis, Tennessee

04 Julian Knox Morrison Jr., Memphis, Tennessee

Julian Knox Morrison Jr.

Julian Knox Morrison Jr.
Julian Knox Morrison Jr.

Rank/Rate: Lieutenant (Commanding Officer)

Service Number: *

Birth Date: April 28, 1904

From: Memphis, Tennessee

Decorations: Navy Cross

Navy Cross Citation: The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Lieutenant Julian K. Morrison, United States Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as Senior Assistant to the diving supervisor during the entire period of the rescue and salvage operations following the sinking of the U.S.S. SQUALUS on 23 May 1939. Lieutenant Morrison’s technical diving knowledge and his ability in handling difficult situations in emergencies were outstanding. His calmness, courage and good judgment inspired confidence in his men as well as in the senior officers of the Unit. He made numerous deep dives himself and was the only diver to attempt to enter the SQUALUS while she was on the bottom, failing only due to circumstances beyond his control. His superior and outstanding performance of duty contributed much to the success of the operations and characterizes conduct above and beyond the call of duty.

Submarine: USS Sealion (SS-195)

Loss Date: February 11, 1940

Location: Aboard his vessel

Circumstances: Died accidentally when he was cleaning a target weapon

Remarks: Julian Knox Morrison, Jr. was lost while serving on the USS Sealion (SS-195) prior to it being sunk. He was born in Mississippi. *Information needed. Photo courtesy of Mary Mihovich. NavSource, 

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