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USS Claud Jones 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 US Navy for 15 years until it was struck from the Navy List on December 16, 1974. During its activity, the ship had the main missions in Cuba, northern Europe, Florida or 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.