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Claud Jones-class destroyer escort
USS McMorris (DE-1036)
USS McMorris
Class overview
Builders: Avondale Shipyard
Operators:  United States Navy
 Indonesian Navy
Preceded by: Dealey-class destroyer escort
Succeeded by: Bronstein-class frigate
Built: 1956–1959
In commission: 1958–1974
Completed: 4
General characteristics
Type: Destroyer escort
Displacement: 1,314 long tons (1,335 t) standard
1,970 long tons (2,000 t) full load
Length: 312 ft (95 m)
Beam: 38 ft 10 in (11.84 m)
Draft: 12 ft 1 in (3.68 m)
Propulsion: 4 × Fairbanks-Morse 38ND8 Diesels
9,240 shp; 7,000 bhp
1 shaft
Speed: 20–22 knots (37–41 km/h)
Range: 7,000 nmi (13,000 km) at 12 kn (22 km/h)
Complement: 171 total:
12 Officers
159 enlisted men
Armament: • 2 × 3"/50 caliber guns (1×2)
• 6 × 12.75 in (324 mm) Mk.32 torpedo tubes (2×3)
• 2 × Hedgehog anti-submarine mortar

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.

Hull Numbers

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 1974, renamed KRI Monginsidi, in honor of Robert Wolter Monginsidi, an Indonesian hero from Sulawesi.
  • 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.
  • Charles Berry (DE-1035) : Commissioned 1960. Sold 1974, renamed KRI Martadinata, in honor of Vice Admiral Raden Eddy Martadinata, a former Indonesian Navt Commander.
  • 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 1974, renamed KRI Ngurah Rai after I Gusti Ngurah Rai, an Indonesian hero from Bali.


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