USS Claud Jones (DE-1033)
USS Claude Jones (DE-1033)
|Name:||USS Claud Jones (DE-1033)|
|Namesake:||Claud Ashton Jones|
|Builder:||Avondale Marine Ways, Avondale, Louisiana|
|Launched:||27 May 1958|
|Sponsored by:||Mrs. M. R. J. Wyllie|
|Commissioned:||10 February 1959|
|Struck:||16 December 1974|
|Fate:||Sold to Indonesia, 1 December 1974|
|Name:||KRI Monginsidi (343)|
|Acquired:||1 December 1974|
|Fate:||Retired, January 2003|
|Class and type:||Claud Jones-class destroyer escort|
USS Claud Jones (DE-1033) was launched 27 May 1958 by Avondale Marine Ways, Avondale, Louisiana, sponsored by Mrs. M. R. J. Wyllie; and commissioned 10 February 1959, Lieutenant Commander W. M. Cone in command. The ship was named for Claud Ashton Jones.
After training at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Claud Jones cruised to northern Europe between June and August 1959, returning to Key West, Florida, her home port. During 1960, she operated along the east coast and in the Caribbean, with a voyage to northern European waters during NATO exercises in September and October.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register, which, as a U.S. government publication, is in the public domain. The entry can be found here.