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|58k||Francis Martin Robinson was born 28 October 1883 in Philadelphia, Pa. He was a member of the Naval Academy class of 1906. His varied career of distinguished service to his country through the Navy included shipboard assignments, and duty ashore in recruiting and with the Naval Reserve. He was awarded the Navy Cross for his outstanding work as executive officer in Baltimore laying the North Sea Mine Barrage in World War I. Commander Robinson retired 30 June 1934, but returned to active duty 10 September 1940 as Civilian Personnel Officer for the Fourth Naval District. He thus served until his death 3 November 1942.
USS Francis M. Robinson (DE 220) (1944-1960) was the first ship to be named in his honor.
(Photo courtesy of the U.S. Naval Academy)
|82k||29 May 1943: Philadelphia Navy Yard - The christening of six destroyer escorts in a dry-dock at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. The three ships in the foreground are (from left): USS Enright (DE 216), USS Coolbaugh (DE 217) and USS Darby (DE 218). Those in the background are (from left), USS J. Douglas Blackwood (DE 219), USS Francis M. Robinson (DE 220) and USS Solar (DE 221). (U.S. Navy Photo #NH 75610 from the Naval History and Heritage Command, Courtesy of James Russell, 1972)|
|42k||undated wartime image||-|
|151k||undated wartime image, Francis M. Robinsoncoming alongside USS Denebola (AD 12). (Archives photo 80-G-372210)||Ed Zajkowski|
|100k||2 February 1944: USS Francis M. Robinson (DE 220) underway. (U.S. Navy Photo, National Archives #80-G-215506)||Nick Tiberio|
|106k||1948: USS Greenwood (DE 679) and Francis M. Robinson moored at Key West, Fla.. (Notice difference in hull number style, Robinson
remains with WWII style numbers, while Greenwood has been repainted to modern numbers.)
|158k||29 March 1949: Francis M. Robinson (DE 220) underway off Key West. (U.S. Navy Photo, National Archives #80-G-444114)|
|42k||1949 (Photo from Mr. Paul Burke)|
|42k||circa 1953||Robert Hurst|
|54k||circa 1960: Francis M. Robinson underway. (U.S. Navy Photo, from "Jane's Fighting Ships" 1961-62)|
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