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USS Lockwood (DE 1064)


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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons




Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: Combat Action Ribbon - Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Second Row: Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation w/ 4 stars - Navy Battle "E" Ribbon - Navy Expeditionary Medal
Third Row: National Defense Service Medal w/ 1 star - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal - Vietnam Service Medal w/ 2 stars
Fourth Row: Humanitarian Service Ribbon - Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal


"Secure Against The Waves"
Specifications:
Class: Knox
Type: SCB No. 199C / 1964
Number in Class: 46
Displacement: 3020 tons (std), 4065 tons (full)
Length: 415' (wl), 438' (oa)
Beam: 46' 9" (extreme)
Draft: 24' 9" (draft limit)
Propulsion: 2 Combustion Engineering 1200psi boilers; 1 Westinghouse geared turbine; 35,000 shp; 1 shaft
Speed: 27 kts
Range: 4,500 nm @ 20 knots
Complement: 16 / 211
Missiles: 1 8-tube Mk25 Sea Sparrow BPDMS in DE 1052-1069, 1071-1083, 1 8-tube Mk29 NATO Sea Sparrow IPDMS in DE 1070, Harpoon missiles from modified ASROC launcher
Guns: 1 x 5"/54 cal. DP Mk 42 (600 rds)
ASW Weapons: 1 Mk16 ASROC launcher (16 missiles), 4-12.75" (324mm) Mk 32 (4x1 fixed) tubes / Mk 46 torpedos (6)
Radars: AN/SPS-10 (surface), AN/SPS-40 (air), AN/SPS-58 threat warning in some ships
Sonars: AN/SQS-26CX, AN/SQS-35 IVDS in FF-1052, 1056, 1063-1071, 1073-1076, 1078-1097
Fire Control Systems: Mk68 Mod. 11/13/14 Gun FCS, Mk114 Mod 14/16 ASW FCS
Helicopter: 1 - SH-2 LAMPS Helicopter
Lockwood (DE 1064) Building and Operational Data:
  • 22 July 1964: Building contract awarded to Todd-Pacific Shipyard Corp.
  • 03 November 1967: Keel laid by the Todd Shipyards Corp., Seattle, Wash.
  • 05 September 1968: Launched and christened, cosponsored by Mrs. Charles A. Lockwood, the admiral’s widow, and Mrs. John Canty, his daughter
  • 05 December 1970: Commissioned, Cmdr. Robert C. Woods in command, assigned to the Cruiser-Destroyer Force, Pacific, at San Diego, Cal.
  • May 1975: Reassigned to forward deployed Destroyer Squadron 15, homeport changed to Yokosuka, Japan
  • 30 June 1975: Reclassified Frigate (FF 1064)
  • July 1988: Homeport changed to Long Beach, Cal.
  • 30 September 1993: Decommissioned at Naval Station Long Beach; struck from the NVR after 22.8 years of service
  • 29 September 1999: Contract awarded for $3.7 million to Ship Dismantling & Recycling Joint Venture, San Francisco, Cal. for towing/scrapping
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    Lockwood 40k Charles Andrews Lockwood was born on 6 May 1890 in Midland, Va. and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in the class of 1912. Following brief cruises in Mississippi and Arkansas, and a short tour as instructor in the Naval Training Station, Great Lakes, in September 1914 he reported to the tender Mohican for indoctrination in submarines. By 1 December of that year he had his first submarine command, A-2, followed by B-1. American entry into World War I found him in command of 1st Submarine Division, Asiatic Fleet. From that time, with the exception of a tour on the Asiatic station where he commanded gunboats Quiros and El Cano on the Yangtze Patrol and the destroyer Smith Thompson, practically all his sea service was in and connected with submarines. In addition to those listed above are added G-1, N-5, UC-97 (ex-German). R-25, S-14, and Bonita.

    In June 1939 he became Chief of Staff to Commander Submarine Force, U.S. Fleet, in cruiser Richmond. This important service was interrupted in February 1941 when he was sent to London as naval attaché and principal observer for submarines. Following promotion to rear admiral in March 1942 he proceeded to west Australia as Commander, Submarines, Southwest Pacific. In February 1943, he was transferred to Pearl Harbor to become Commander, Submarines, Pacific Fleet, in which capacity he served the rest of the war, being promoted to vice admiral in October 1943. Under his guidance and inspiration in these two commands, U.S. submarines overcame torpedo and other difficulties to destroy the Japanese Merchant Marine and cripple the Imperial Navy. His wartime awards were the Distinguished Service Medal and two gold stars in lieu of second and third awards, and the Legion of Merit. After the war he served as Inspector General of the Navy until his retirement in June 1947. In retirement at Los Gatos, Calif., he wrote and coauthored best selling books on naval history and submarine operations until his death 7 June 1967.

    USS Lockwood (DE 1064) was the first ship named in his honor.    (US Navy photo from the U.S. Naval Historical Center)
    Robert M. Cieri
    Lockwood 47k date / location unknown - USS Lockwood firing a Harpoon anti-ship missile Robert Hurst
    Lockwood 301k 1981: Singapore - Lockwood anchored in the harbor of Singapore. (Photo by Don Meehan; from the collection of  Chris Howell) Chris Howell
    Southland Ship Stores Ltd
    Port of Bluff, New Zealand
    Lockwood 70k undated -
    **Knox / Lockwood** 122k 1 October 1987: At sea - Five ships of the aircraft carrier USS Midway (CV 41) battle group steam alongside one another. The ships are, from left to right: the frigates USS Kirk (FF 1087), USS Francis Hammond (FF 1067), USS Lockwood (FF 1064) and USS Knox (DE 1052), and the guided missile destroyer USS Towers (DDG 9). (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-92-04059 from the Defense Visual Information Center) Navsource
    Lockwood 106k 14 October 1989: At sea - A starboard beam view of the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force destroyer Amagiri (DD-154) as it steams alongside the battleship USS Missouri (BB 63) during Fleet Exercise '89. The frigate USS Lockwood (FF 1064) is on the right and the bow of the frigate USS Bagley (FF 1069) is on the left. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-93-04345 by PH1 Terry Cosgrove from the DVIC)
    Lockwood 218k 14 September 1990: At sea - A port view of Lockwood underway. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-90-11619 by PH1 Terry Cosgrove from the DVIC)
    Lockwood 193k January 1993: At sea - A port bow view of Lockwood underway. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-93-01088 by PH1 Terry Cosgrove from the DVIC)
    Lockwood 89k 30 September 1993: Naval Station Long Beach - A port bow view of Lockwood tied to a pier during her decommissioning ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-94-00812 by JOC Gloria Montgomery from the DVIC)
    Lockwood 111k 30 September 1993: Naval Station Long Beach - Officers stand in formation as they listen to a speaker during the decommissioning ceremony of Lockwood. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-94-00821 by JOC Gloria Montgomery from the DVIC)
    Lockwood 151k 30 September 1993: Naval Station Long Beach - Crew members stand in formation during the decommissioning ceremony of Lockwood. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-94-00817 by JOC Gloria Montgomery from the DVIC)
    Lockwood 77k 30 September 1993: Naval Station Long Beach - A sailor stands beside the national ensign on the stern of Lockwood during the vessel's decommissioning ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-94-00811 by JOC Gloria Montgomery from the DVIC)
    Lockwood 108k 30 September 1993: Naval Station Long Beach - A crew member lowers the ship's pennants from the superstructure of Lockwood. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-94-00819 by JOC Gloria Montgomery from the DVIC)
    Lockwood 72k 30 September 1993: Naval Station Long Beach - Crew members disembark from Lockwood during the vessel's decommissioning ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-94-00816 by JOC Gloria Montgomery from the DVIC)
    Lockwood 87k 30 September 1993: Naval Station Long Beach - A port quarter view of Lockwood as the vessel's name banner is removed following its decommissioning ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-94-00814 by JOC Gloria Montgomery from the DVIC)
    ***Knox/Lockwood*** 252k 20 January 1994: Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Wash. - A view of several ships in storage at the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility. The ships include the battleship Missouri (BB 63) and the frigates Lockwood (FF 1064), Kirk (FF 1087) and Knox (FF 1052). (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-93-04477 by Lt. Corinne Kelley from the DVIC)
    Lockwood 84k 16 April 2000: San Francisco, Cal. - Lockwood (FF 1064) as she lies alongside the pier at the Hunters Point Shipyard in San Francisco. (from the authors collection, photo taken from Warship Boneyards by Kit and Carolyn Bonner) Robert Hurst

    Lockwood Memorabilia
    Cruise Patch
    Lockwood
    Courtesy of
    Mike Smolinski
    Navy Times Ship in the Spotlight
    © Mario DeMarco
    Lockwood
    Courtesy of Mike Smolinski
    Change of Command
    Program - 1990
    Lockwood
    Courtesy of
    Robert M. Cieri

    Lockwood's Commanding Officers
    Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
    Dates of Command Commanding Officers
    1.)   05 Dec. 1970 - 13 Jul. 1972Cmdr. Robert Clair Woods
    2.)   13 Jul. 1972 - 11 Feb. 1974Cmdr. Robert Warren Kesteloot
    3.)   11 Feb. 1974 - 30 Jul. 1976Cmdr. Lawrence Allen Penny
    4.)   30 Jul. 1976 - 10 Jun. 1978Cmdr. Jerry Gordon Stevens
    5.)   10 Jun. 1978 - 27 Jun. 1980Cmdr. James R. Fitzgerald
    6.)   27 Jun. 1980 - 22 Jun. 1982Cmdr. Michael C. McKearn
    7.)   22 Jun. 1982 - 06 Aug. 1984Cmdr. William F. Ritzman
    8.)   06 Aug. 1984 - 13 Feb. 1986Cmdr. Warren Putman Hudson III
    9.)   13 Feb. 1986 - 25 Jun. 1986Cmdr. Anderson Wade Wacaser III
    10.) 25 Jun. 1986 - 09 Jun. 1988Cmdr. George Edward Bieda
    11.) 09 Jun. 1988 - 22 Sep. 1990Cmdr. Richard Michael Smith
    12.) 22 Sep. 1990 -06 Aug. 1992Cmdr. Harry B. Elam
    13.) 06 Aug. 1992 - 09 Jul. 1993Cmdr. Charles Grafton Cooper III
    14.) 09 Jul. 1993 - 30 Sep. 1993Cmdr. Joseph D. Harrington

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    Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
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    Tin Can Sailors Shipmate Registry - USS Lockwood
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