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The interim design Claud Jones class Destroyer Escort USS JOHN R. PERRY (DE-1034) In service 1959 to 1973

This class of short career DE's never became Fast Frigates as they were all decommissioned prior to 1975

 

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DE 1034 USS JOHN R PERRY 002.jpg

 

.....and both of her DE-1034 patches

 

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Edsall Class U-Boat Killer USS SNOWDEN (DE-246)

 

DE 246 USS SNOWDEN Gemsco 003.jpg

 

DE 246 USS SNOWDEN Gemsco 004.jpg

 

Manufactured by Gemsco

 

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USS KRETCHMER (DER- 329)

 

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USS SAVAGE (DER- 386)

 

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USS CALCATERRA (DER- 390)

 

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USS TILLS (DE- 748)

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USS ALVIN C. COCKRELL (DE-366), John C. Butler class Escort Destroyer

Flagship of CORTRON 7, CORTDIV 72

 

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Far East Cruise 1962 and her DE-366 Supply Division patch

 

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Dealey class Destroyer Escort USS HOOPER (DE-1026), CORTRON 3 In service 1958 to 1973

 

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Moderators Note: The Destroyer type ships topic has been divided into several different topics

 

This is now the DE DER FF Destroyer Escorts and Fast Frigates topic

 

The Main DESTROYER topic to post DD, DDE, DDR hulls only is now here ----> http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/196726-dd-dde-ddr-destroyers-greyhounds-of-the-fleet/

 

DEG and FFG type hulls are now here ----> http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/261502-deg-ffg-guided-missile-destroyer-escorts-frigates/

 

DDG type Guided Missile Destroyer hulls are here ----> http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/197920-ddg-guided-missile-destroyers/

 

A new DL Destroyer Leader Conversions topic for DLG DLGN to DDG CG CGN is here ----> http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/288949-dl-destroyer-leader-conversions-dlg-dlgn-to-ddg-cg-cgn/

 

 

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Knox class Destroyer Escort USS HEPBURN (DE-1055) In service 1969 to 1991. FF-1055 in 1975

 

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Knox class destroyer escort USS BLAKELY (DE-1072) In service 1970 to 1991

 

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All four Claud Jones class Destroyer Escorts

Poorly built, poorly armed and slow, they were all decommissioned after only 14 years in service.

 

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Class leader USS CLAUD JONES (DE-1033) In service 1959 to 1974 Japanese made 8" x 5"

 

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Claud Jones class USS CHARLES BERRY (DE-1035) In service 1959 to 1974.

 

A bit of naval trivia, her first commanding officer, Rembrandt Cecil Robinson, died in a helicopter crash at age 47 in the Gulf of Tonkin on 08 May 1972, the only Navy flag officer killed in the Viet Nam War.

 

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Knox class Destroyer Escort/Fast Frigate USS ROBERT E PEARY (DE/FF-1073) In service 1972 to 1992

 

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Knox class Destroyer Escort USS ROBERT E PEARY (DE-1073) 1972 to 1975

 

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USS ROBERT E PEARY (FF-1073) Knox class Redesignated as Fast Frigate 1975 to 1992

 

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USS HAROLD E. HOLT (DE/FF-1074) Knox class frigate in service 1971 to 1992

Vietnam - Mayaguez Incident - Desert Storm

 

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Although not scheduled for deployment so soon after commissioning, Harold E. Holt was sent to the Gulf of Tonkin on short notice soon after the North Vietnamese Easter Offensive began in the spring of 1972. During deployment, she served as PIRAZ escort and provided gunfire support near Quang Tri. She came under fire from shore batteries several times and sustained two mine hits without serious damage. She returned to Long Beach in late November 1972, and was later awarded a Meritorious Unit Commendation for this deployment.
 
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In May 1975, Harold E. Holt was involved in the Mayaguez incident. During the recapture of the container ship Mayaguez, Marines crossing from Harold E. Holt conducted the first hostile ship-to-ship boarding by the U.S. Navy since 1826

 

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USS HAROLD E. HOLT (DE/FF-1074) Desert Storm 1991

United Nations Operation Desert Shield & DESRON 35 Desert Shield

 

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USS DAVIDSON (DE/FF-1045) Garcia class Destroyer Escort (Fast Frigate) In service 1965 to 1988

 

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VIGILANT VALIANT VICTORLOUS?

Circa 1965 Vietnam era cut edge with the typical misspelled motto

 

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Philippine Fast Frigate version

Not much better.....

 

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US made version with rocker - VIGILANT VALIANT VICTORIOUS

 

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US made Marine Photos and Publishing version

 

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Knox class Destroyer Escort/Fast Frigate USS TRIPPE (DE/FF-1075) In service 1970 to 1992

 

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Knox class Destroyer Escort/Fast Frigate USS FANNING (DE/FF-1076) In service 1971 to 1993

 

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USS FANNING (DE-1076) From 1971 to 1975

 

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USS FANNING (FF-1076) From 1975 to 1993, Philippine made

 

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Garcia class Destroyer Escort/Fast Frigate USS BRUMBY (DE/FF-1044) In service 1955 to 1989

 

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Felt DE-1044 patch, 1950's-60's

 

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Circa 1975 Swiss Tex USS BRUMBY (FF-1044)

 

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1980's USS BRUMBY (FF-1044)

 

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Class leader USS KNOX (DE-1052) In service 1969 to 1992

 

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USS KNOX (FF-1052) DESRON 11 Off of Diamond Head, Oahu from my photo collection

 

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