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ESCORTS

CLAUD JONES destroyer escorts (1958 - 1960)

Claud Jones 1963

John R. Perry 1961

No Name Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
DE1033 Claud Jones Avondale, Westwego 1/6/1957 27/5/1958 10/2/1959 to Indonesia 12/1974 (Mongisidi)
DE1034 John R. Perry Avondale, Westwego 1/10/1957 29/7/1958 5/5/1959 to Indonesia 2/1973 (Samadikun)
DE1035 Charles Berry American SB, Lorain 29/10/1958 17/3/1959 25/11/1959 to Indonesia 1/1974 (Martadinata)
DE1036 McMorris American SB, Lorain 5/11/1958 26/5/1959 4/3/1960 to Indonesia 12/1974 (Ngurah Rai)

 

Displacement standard, t

1314

Displacement full, t

1916

Length, m

91.8 wl 95.1 oa

Breadth, m

11.6

Draught, m

3.90

No of shafts

1

Machinery

4 Fairbanks-Morse diesels

Power, h. p.

8700

Max speed, kts

21.5

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm (kts) 7000(12)

Armament

2 x 1 - 76/50 Mk 34, 2 x 3 - 324 Mk 32 TT, 2 x 24 - 178 Hedgehog Mk 11 ASWRL, 1 DCR

Sensors

SPS-10, SPS-6C radar, SQS-4 sonar

Complement

171

   

Ship project history: Given the relatively high cost of a Dealey, these were an attempt to produce a minimum ocean escort, consonant with ASW requirements and with mobilization considerations. Diesel power (with two shafts) was therefore chosen, with speed limited to 22kts; weapons were reduced to a pair of fixed Hedgehogs, a lightweight ASW torpedo-dropping system and a single stern depth-charge track. The result was widely disliked, and a call for renewed construction of a more satisfactory escort led back to the Bronsteins and their successors.

Modernizations: 1961, DE1035, 1036: + 2 x 6 - 210 Terne III ASWRL

Naval service: No significant events.

Claud Jones 1971

Ivan Gogin, 2015