The Claud Jones classdestroyer escorts were four ships built for the US Navy in the late 1950s. These ships were a Diesel version of the earlier Dealey class and were designed with the aim of producing a cheaper ship suitable for rapid production in wartime. These ships also had reduced armament and speed compared to their predecessors. They were not seen as effective anti-submarine vessels and were sold after only 15 years service.
John R. Perry (DE-1034) : Commissioned 1959. Sold 1973, renamed KRI Samadikun, in honor of Indonesian Navy First Lieutenant Samadikun, Commanding Officer of sunk-fated RI Gadjah Mada (408), a wooden boat, in Battle of Cirebon Bay against a Dutch destroyer.