USS Francis M. Robinson (DE 220)
Destroyer Escort of the Buckley class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Philadelphia Navy Yard (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||8 Jun 1942|
|Laid down||22 Feb 1943|
|Launched||1 May 1943|
|Commissioned||15 Jan 1944|
|End service||20 Jun 1960|
Decommissioned 20 June 1960.
Commands listed for USS Francis M. Robinson (DE 220)
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|1||John Edwin Johansen, USNR||15 Jan 1944||20 Sep 1944|
|2||Paul Campbell, Jr., USNR||20 Sep 1944||18 Sep 1945|
|3||Parkman Dexter Howe, Jr., USNR||18 Sep 1945||30 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.