USS Lockwood
FF 1064 - The Photos

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1986: Post-collision and repairs, USS Lockwood during NGFS training
Photo by: SM2 Chris Hendricks

 Steve Hadley
1st Division - HMP in Yokosuka

Contributed by: BM3 Joseph Colon
1st Division - 1983

Photo 001 USS Lockwood departing Sydney Australia - 1983 Contributed by: John Reilly

Photo 002 USS Lockwood fires Harpoon Surface-to-Surface cruise missile. Photo submitted by: Paul Horvath

Photo 004 Tokyo Bay at dawn: At anchor off Yokosuka, Japan. We were awaiting arrival of the ammunition barge to begin unloading ammo. Photo by: Pete Leenhouts

Photo 006 Pierside (close-up) following collision Photo by: Scott Worne

Photo 007 Collision damage - Main deck view. Photo by: Scott Worne

Photo 008 Collision damage: View from the bridge looking down on main deck. Photo by: Scott Worne

Photo 009 Collision damage - View from drydock, starboard side. Photo by: Scott Worne

Photo 010 Collision damage - View from drydock, close-up. Photo by: Scott Worne

Photo 011 Collision damage, Starboard side: reinforcing frames are in place. Photo by: Scott Worne

Photo 013 Pierside following collision. USS Lockwood shows the effects of a collision in Tokyo harbor. Photo by: Scott Worne

Photo 014 NBC drills at sea. Photo by: Scott Worne

Photo 016 "Special Operations" - 1982 Courtesy of: Mark Stroud

Photo 022 Sea shell from Cebu P.I. late 1980's Contributed by: John Reilly

Photo 023 Another Russian operation patch, 1981. Contributed by: John Reilly

Photo 027 Snipes Courtesey of: Steve Waffle

Photo 028 More Snipes Contributed by: Steve Waffle

Photo 029 Contributed by: Steve Waffle

Photo 030 Contributed by: Steve Waffle

Photo 035 Sasebo ?? early 1984 Photo by: Steve Hadley

Photo 036 Kure (?) Japan Photo by: Steve Hadley

Photo 037 Port Headland, Austrailia Photo by: Steve Hadley

Photo 038 Flight OPS "I.O." October, 1983 Photo by: Steve Hadley

Photo 040 Chief Brandt Photo by: Steve Hadley

Photo 041 Mess Deck Photo by: Steve Hadley

Photo 042 September, 1984: Fantail in the I.O. Photo by: Steve Hadley

Photo 043 "Mail Call" in the South China Sea Photo by: Steve Hadley

Photo 044 Chief Brandt in port Yokosuka Photo by: Steve Hadley

Photo 046 BM3 Joseph Colon Contributed by: J. Colon

Photo 047 On the test range circa 1972-73 Harpoon Missle Launch. Contributed by: Walt Kesteloot

Photo 049 Contributed by: David

Photo 050 P.I., 1979 Paul Jarvis aboard USS Constellation (CV 64)

Photo 051 Yokoska, 1979 Paul Jarvis aboard USS Constellation (CV 64)

Photo 052 Swim Call, Indian Ocean 1984. Contributed by: John Durkin


The End:

The following pictures are difficult to put up. For all of us who served aboard these ships - whether it's the USS Lockwood, USS Gray or any of the other Knox Frigates destined for the scrappers torch, these ships were more than the Boiler room, Radio Central or Aux-1; these ships were "Home." Many friends - and in some cases - lifelong friends were made.

With the fall of the former Soviet Union, the end of the Cold War, the Knox class ships were, persuasively, easy candidates for an early end to their careers. The lucky ones found useful service in the Navies of Taiwan, Turkey, Greece and other allies. Some ships - including my former "Home" (USS Whipple) are still awaiting transfer to Mexico. Another [more noble] ending is the way the USS Badger met her end: as a Weapons target during "Rim-Pac 98."

The most painful - for a sailor - is to see their former "Home" cut up into scrap. Such a waste; these ships were decommissioned with a lot of "Life" left in them.

Be that as it may, the following pictures were submitted by BMCS John Reilly (USS Lockwood 1979 - 1988) and and BTCS James M. Knowlton.

Senior Chief Knowlton hails from the USS Stein (1974-1978). He works for "VSECorp" and is involved in the scrapping of these fine ships. Every ship has a keel-laying, commissioning and some type of "End." Much thanks goes to Senior Chief Knowlton & John Reilly for providing the testimony to the "End" of USS Lockwood.

Mark Roberts
April 11, 2001

    Photo 020 The End: ex-USS Lockwood being broken up.
    Contributed by: John Reilly

    Photo 021 Another Photo - Bridge area.
    Contributed by: John Reilly

    Photo 034 The Mack being sheared Contributed by: James M. Knowlton.

    Photo 032 If you look closely, it's the main engine reduction gear and turbine, hasn't seen sunlight in a long time.
    Contributed by: James M. Knowlton.

    Photo 033, This hurts and it's the last to go and that's 1A and 1B boilers.
    Contributed by: James M. Knowlton.

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