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USS Jack C. Robinson (APD-72)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Kilo - Yankee - Lima
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Liberation Medal
USS Jack C. Robinson (APD-72) was transferred to Chile and renamed ACH Orella (APD-27)
Buckley Class Destroyer Escort / Crosley Class High-speed Transport:
Laid down as (DE-671) a Buckley Class Destroyer Escort at Dravo Corp. Neville Island, Pittsburgh, PA.
Launched, 8 January 1944
Redesignated (APD-72), 27 June 1944
Ferried to Orange, TX. for fitting out as a High-speed Transport
Commissioned USS Jack C. Robinson (APD-72), 2 February 1945 at Consolidated Steel Corp., Orange, TX.
During World War II USS Jack C. Robinson was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:
Decommissioned, 13 December 1946, at Green Cove Springs, FL.
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Texas Group, Orange, TX.
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 December 1966
Moved to Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Texas Group, Orange, TX. at a later date
Sold to Chile under terms of the Military Assistance Program, renamed ACH Orella (APD-27)
Final Disposition, struck by the Chilean Navy and sold for scrapping
USS Jack C. Robinson received one battle star for World War II service
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, June 1945
Displacement 1,400 t.
Length 306' ovl.
Draft 12' 7" (limiting)
Speed 23.6 kts. (trial)
Range 6,000 nautical miles at 12 kts.
Complement 12-15 Officers, 189-192 Enlisted
Troop Accommodations 12 Officers, 150 Enlisted
Boats 4 LCVP landing craft
six 1/4 ton trucks
two 1 ton trucks
four ammunition carts
four pack howitzers
Ammunition 6,000 cu. ft.
General Cargo 3,500 cu. ft.
Gasoline 1,000 cu. ft.
one 5"/38 dual purpose gun mount
three twin 40 mm gun mounts
six single 20 mm gun mounts
two depth charge tracks
Propulsion 2 Combustion Engineering "D" Express type boilers, 2 GE Turbines, (turbo-electric drive), 2 shafts, Shaft horsepower 12,000
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||USS Jack C. Robinson (APD-72) underway, date and location unknown.
||Hyperwar US Navy in World War II web site
|ACH Orella (APD-27)
||Ex-USS Jack C. Robinson (APD-72) in the Republic of Chile service as ACH Orella (APD-27) underway, circa 1968, location unknown.
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DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Fleet Reserve Association
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
Last Updated 14 August 2009
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