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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, Jack C. Robinson (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., LCDR. William W. Bowie USNR in command
During World War II USS Jack C. Robinson was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater TransDiv One Hundred Seven CAPT. N. E. Miller USN, and participated in the following campaign:
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 10 to 19 June 1945
Following World War II USS Jack C. Robinson was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 15 September to 17 November 1945
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 earned one battle star for World War II service
Displacement 1,400 t.(lt), 2,130 t.(fl)
Length 306' ovl.
Draft 12' 7" (limiting)
Speed 23.6 kts. (trial)
Range 6,000 nautical miles at 12 kts.
Largest Boom Capacity 10 t.
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 single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mount
three twin 40 mm AA gun mounts
six single 20 mm AA gun mounts
two depth charge tracks
NSFO 2,216 Bbls
Diesel 93 Bbls
two Combustion Engineering "D" Express boilers, 435psi 750°
two General Electric turbines, (turbo-electric drive)
Ship's Service Generators
two 300Kw 450V A.C.
two 40Kw 120V D.C.
two propellers, 12,000shp
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| USS Jack C. Robinson (APD-72)
||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.
USS Jack C. Robinson (APD-72)
Dictionary of American Navy Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LCDR. Bowie, William Wilson, USNR||2 February 1945 - November 1945|
|02||LCDR. Borg Jr., Charles Harry, USN||November 1945 - October 1946|
|03||LT. Nagle, Charles Lewis. USN||October 1946 - 13 December 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
Last Updated 14 March 2014
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