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|279k||10 May 1944: the Atlantic Ocean - USS Robert I. Paine (DE 578) comes alongside Ranger (CV 4) for refueling while part of Task Group 27.1, which
was providing protection for Ranger and Card (CVE 11) as they steamed west from Casablanca. Note the damage to her bow, which was sustained on 24 April in a
collision with the tanker "Canyon Creek" while sweeping the channel out of New York City.
(U.S. Navy photos #80-G-230391 from the National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Md.; courtesy of Tracy White)
|493k||10 May 1944: the Atlantic Ocean - Ranger's sailors look on as Robert I. Paine completes a two-hour refueling and begins preparations to pull
away at 1500 hours on 10 May. Immediately following this fueling, Paine was detached from TG 27.1 (westbound) and assigned to Task Group 21.11 (eastbound) to replace USS
Buckley (DE 51) following her damage in action against U-66 on 06 May.|
(U.S. Navy photos #80-G-230393 from the National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Md.; courtesy of Tracy White)
|584k||01 July 1944: off Brooklyn, N.Y. - An aerial view of Robert I. Paine taken in waters near the New York Navy Yard. She had departed the New York Navy Yard at 0815
and was heading for Sandy Hook, N.J. to onload ammunition. She departed Sandy Hook on the morning of the 2nd bound for Refresher Training at Casco Bay, Maine.
(U.S. Navy photos #CP-DE-578 19-N-67405 from the National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Md.; courtesy of Chris Wright)
|48k||Undated Wartime Image||-|
|93kd||In her 1945 configuration. She has had her original torpedo tube mount removed and has been rearmed for AA defense, as seen by the guns mounted abaft her funnel.|
|116k||Taken in May 1945, she had four single Bofors added for service in the Pacific. She had H/FD/F on a short tripod mainmast, and both Types SL and SA radar. A good example
of a standard escort at its best.
[U.S. Navy photo from the book "Allied Escort Ships of World War II (A Complete Survey)" by Peter Elliott]
Bosnia - Hercegovina
|Robert I. Paine History|
|View the USS Robert I. Paine (DE 578) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.|
|View the official War History of USS Robert I. Paine as submitted by the ship at war's end.|
|Robert I. Paine's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 26 Feb 1944 – 28 Nov. 1945||Lcdr. Drayton Cochran, USNR (Comm. CO)|
|2.) 28 Nov. 1945 – Jan. 1947||Lcdr. Aubrey Delos Engle, USN (USNA '41) (E. St. Louis, Ill.)|
|3.) Jan. 1947 – 21 Nov. 1947||Lcdr. Kenneth Steen, USN (Decomm. CO) (USNA '41) (New York City, N. Y.)|
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