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.
|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)|
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.