USS LOCKWOOD was the 13th KNOX - class frigate and the first ship in the Navy named after Charles Andrews Lockwood. Decommissioned and stricken from the Navy list on September 27, 1993, the LOCKWOOD was later sold for scrapping. On August 4, 2000, scrapping was completed.
|General Characteristics:||Awarded: July 22, 1964|
|Keel laid: November 3, 1967|
|Launched: September 5, 1968|
|Commissioned: December 5, 1970|
|Decommissioned: September 27, 1993|
|Builder: Todd Pacific Shipyards, Seattle, Wash.|
|Propulsion system: 2 - 1200 psi boilers; 1 geared turbine, 1 shaft; 35,000 shaft horsepower|
|Length: 438 feet (133.5 meters)|
|Beam: 47 feet (14.4 meters)|
|Draft: 25 feet (7.6 meters)|
|Displacement: approx. 4,200 tons full load|
|Speed: 27 knots|
|Armament: one Mk-16 missile launcher for ASROC and |
|Aircraft: one |
|Crew: 18 officers, 267 enlisted|
This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS LOCKWOOD. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
Accidents aboard USS LOCKWOOD:
|December 10, 1985||off Yokosuka, Japan||USS LOCKWOOD collides with the freighter SANTO NINO at about 1930pm local time. The LOCKWOOD is hit on the forward starboard side by the bow of the other ship causing a 15 by 12 feet hole in the hull of the frigate. Four sailors aboard the warship are injured and are taken to Yokosuka's Naval Hospital. No injuries are reported aboard the freighter.|
About the Ship's Name:
Charles Andrews Lockwood was born in Midland, Va., 6 May 1890, and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in the class of 1912. Following brief cruises in battleships MISSISSIPPI (BB 23) and ARKANSAS (BB 33), and a short tour as instructor in the Naval Training Station, Great Lakes, in September 1914, he reported to the tender MOHICAN (SP 117) 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 (PG 40) and ELCANO (PG 38) on the Yangtze Patrol and the destroyer SMITH THOMPSON (DD 212), 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 (SS 165).
In June 1939, he became Chief of Staff to Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Fleet, in light cruiser RICHMOND (CL 9). This important service was interrupted in February 1941 when he was sent to London as naval attache 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 co-authored best selling books on naval history and submarine operations until his death 7 June 1967.