Claud Jones-class destroyer escort
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|Preceded by:||Dealey-class destroyer escort|
|Succeeded by:||Bronstein-class frigate|
|Length:||312 ft (95 m)|
|Beam:||38 ft 10 in (11.84 m)|
|Draft:||12 ft 1 in (3.68 m)|
|Speed:||20–22 knots (37–41 km/h)|
|Range:||7,000 nmi (13,000 km) at 12 kn (22 km/h)|
The Claud Jones class destroyer 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.
A total of four ships of the Claud Jones class were built. All were decommissioned in 1973-1974 and sold onto the Indonesian Navy. All ships were built by Avondale.
- Claud Jones (DE-1033) : Commissioned 1958. Sold in 1974 and renamed KRI Monginsidi, in honor of Robert Wolter Monginsidi, an Indonesian hero from Sulawesi.
- John R. Perry (DE-1034) : Commissioned 1959. Sold in 1973 and 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.
- Charles Berry (DE-1035) : Commissioned 1960. Sold in 1974 and renamed KRI Martadinata in honor of Vice Admiral Raden Eddy Martadinata, a former Indonesian Navt Commander.
- USS McMorris (DE-1036): Commissioned 4 March 1960 at Charleston, S.C., Lieutenant Cdr Martin Zenni in command, assigned to Escort Squadron 3 (CruDesFlot 7) at Naval Station San Diego, Calif. Sold in 1974 and renamed KRI Ngurah Rai after I Gusti Ngurah Rai, an Indonesian hero from Bali.
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