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USS Robison DDG-12

The USS ROBISON (DDG-12), a Charles F. Adams-class guided missle destroyer, was commissioned on 9 DEC 1961. USS ROBISON was built at Defoe Shipbuilding Company in Bay City, Michigan, commissioned in Boston, then initially homeported in San Diego. the end of 1963 began the regular deployments that marked ROBISON's career. Her 1960s deployments usually placed her as part of a screening force around the aircraft carriers at Yankee Station. ROBISON, when the opportunity arose, provided shore bombardment and destroyed light enemy supply craft in Vietnamese waters. After Vietnam, ROBISON resumed a regular cycle of "West Pacs", standing her "watches" in the Far East. USS ROBISON made a total seventeen deployments always "In War...In Peace...In Readiness". USS ROBISON served her country for 29 years, 9 months and 22 days, until decommissioned on 1 OCT 1991. The hulk of ROBISON was sold to Consolidated Minerals for conversion into a "power barge", but the scheme failed to pan out and she was scrapped in 1996.

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Comment by Terry Schiele HM-2 (RN) on April 12, 2013 at 2:32pm

Shipmates,  There is some explaination as to why I am here with the USS Robison crew.  Several years ago I was sent a letter and some ships stores information form someone who had that information so send. I got regular e-mails at about every 6 months and I wrote back but never got an answer back.  I still get these today.  When I noticed that the Robison was on this site I logged on to see if I could solve the mystery. I feel as though I was asked to be part of the crew and this is an honor for me.  The Robison was launched when I was a Freshman in High school in ND.  I did join the Navy and became a Hospital Corpsman assigned to the 3rd Marine Division and 3rd Marine Air Wing.  My time with the Navy was limited but I enjoy the 'invitation' to be with the crew of the USS Robison. Terry  HM-2, RN CNOR (Emeritus)

Comment by William D. Thomas on April 12, 2013 at 3:22am

BT3 forward fireroom AUG.84-APRIL86

 

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