The USS Claud Jones (DE-1033) was a Claud Jones-class destroyer escort launched on May 27, 1958. It was commissioned on February 10, 1959, under Lt. Comdr. W. M. Cone’s command with the hull number DE-1033 and served in the U.S. Navy for 15 years until it was struck from the Navy List on December 16, 1974. During its activity, the ship had its main missions in Cuba, northern Europe, Florida, and the Caribbean. After the striking, the ship was transferred to Indonesia where it was renamed KRI Monginsidi (343). The ship was active within the Indonesian waters until January 2003 when it was retired.
Each Navy ship built and used between World War II and the late-1970s,including the USS Claud Jones (DE-1033), had an array of personnel who were responsible for many types of jobs on the ship. Many of these workers, including captains, deck officers, department heads, engineers, food handlers, cooks, and firemen, worked and lived on these ships and as a result, were exposed to asbestos.