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USS CLAUD JONES (DE-1033) - a Claud Jones class destroyer escort

In Commission 1959 to 1974

DE-1033 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAY 1958 - Launch Date: 27 MAY 1958
FEB 1959 - Commissioned: 10 FEB 1959
OCT 1962 - OCT 1962 Cuban Missle Blockade
JAN 1968 - JUL 1968 West Pac-Indian Ocean
APR 1968 - AUG 1968 Indian Ocean Cruise
APR 1971 - AUG 1971 West Pac-Viet Nam
JUN 1972 - DEC 1972 West Pac-Viet Nam
DEC 1974 - DEC 1974 Decommisioning

DE-1033 General Specifications

Class: Claud Jones class destroyer escort

Named for: Claud Ashton Jones

Final Disposition: Unknown


 Claud Jones (DE-1033) was launched 27 May 1958 by Avondale Marine Ways Inc. Avondale La.; sponsored by Mrs. M. R. J. Wyllie; and commissioned 10 February 1959 Lieutenant Commander W. M. Cone in command.

After training at Guantanamo Bay Cuba Claud Jones cruised to northern Europe between June and August 1959 returning to Key West Fla. 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.

[Note: The above USS CLAUD JONES (DE-1033) history may or may not contain text provided by crew members of the USS CLAUD JONES (DE-1033) or by other non-crew members and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]