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USS Lockwood (DE-1064/FF-1064)

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USS Lockwood was constructed by Todd Pacific Shipyards, Seattle, Washington, laid down 3 November 1967, launched 5 September 1968 and delivered 1 December 1970. USS Lockwood was commissioned 5 December 1970 as destroyer escort (DE-1064) under the command of Commander Robert C. Woods USN.

In May 1975 USS Lockwood (DE-1064) was reassigned to forward deployed Destroyer Squadron 15, changing her homeport to Yokosuka, Japan to be part of the USS Midway battle group. On 30 June 1975 USS Lockwood (DE-1064) was reclassified as a frigate (FF-1064). From 27 September - 21 December 1977 USS Lockwood (FF-1064) sailed with the Midway battle group. during the cruise USS USS Lockwood (FF-1064) visited ports, including Karachi, Pakistan, Singapore, and Bunbury, Western Australia.

On 1 November 1978 USS Lockwood (FF-1064), along with her sister ship USS Kirk and oiler Ashtabula arrived in Perth/Fremantle, Western Australia, for an R&R visit. They departed on 11 November. From 24 February to 5 June 1981 USS Lockwood (FF-1064) sailed with the Midway battle group. during the cruise USS Lockwood (FF-1064) again visited Bunbury, Western Australia, from 6–11 May 1981. In July 1988, USS Lockwood (FF-1064) changed home port to Naval Station Long Beach, California, where she would remain until her decommissioning on 30 September 1993, struck from the NVR after 22.8 years of service.