Allied Warships

USS Francis M. Robinson (DE 220)

Destroyer Escort of the Buckley class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 220 
Built byPhiladelphia Navy Yard (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.) 
Ordered8 Jun 1942 
Laid down22 Feb 1943 
Launched1 May 1943 
Commissioned15 Jan 1944 
End service20 Jun 1960 

Decommissioned 20 June 1960.
Stricken 1 July 1972.
Sold 12 July 1973 and broken up.


Commands listed for USS Francis M. Robinson (DE 220)

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1John Edwin Johansen, USNR15 Jan 194420 Sep 1944
2Lt Paul Campbell, Jr., USNR20 Sep 194418 Sep 1945
3Parkman Dexter Howe, Jr., USNR18 Sep 194530 Nov 1945

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Notable events involving Francis M. Robinson include:

17 Feb 1945
USS Francis M. Robinson picks up men from the British tanker Regent Lion that was torpedoed and damaged 27 nautical miles west of Gibraltar in position 35°56'N, 05°45'W by German U-boat U-300.

Media links

Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

The Buckley-Class Destroyer Escorts

Bruce Hampton Franklin

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