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Ship Name and Designation History

This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.

    Fletcher Class Destroyer
    Keel Laid 12 August 1942 - Launched 28 August 1943

    Commissioned 31 January 1944 - Decommissioned 12 June 1946
    Recommissioned 3 August 1951 - Decommissioned 1 April 1964

    Struck from Naval Register 1 December 1974
    Sunk as target 13 April 1982 off Puerto Rico
Robinson DD562 Crest.jpg

Naval Covers

This section lists active links to the pages displaying covers associated with the ship. There should be a separate set of pages for each incarnation of the ship (ie, for each entry in the "Ship Name and Designation History" section). Covers should be presented in chronological order (or as best as can be determined).

Since a ship may have many covers, they may be split among many pages so it doesn't take forever for the pages to load. Each page link should be accompanied by a date range for covers on that page.

  1. USS Robinson DD-562 Covers Page 1    (1945-1963)



This section lists examples of the postmarks used by the ship. There should be a separate set of postmarks for each incarnation of the ship (ie, for each entry in the "Ship Name and Designation History" section). Within each set, the postmarks should be listed in order of their classification type. If more than one postmark has the same classification, then they should be further sorted by date of earliest known usage.

A postmark should not be included unless accompanied by a close-up image and/or an image of a cover showing that postmark. Date ranges MUST be based ONLY ON COVERS IN THE MUSEUM and are expected to change as more covers are added.
>>> If you have a better example for any of the postmarks, please feel free to replace the existing example.


Postmark Type
Killer Bar Text

Thumbnail Link
Postmark Image
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Cover Image

Post office established 21 February 1944 - Disestablished 6 May 1946


Locy Type 2z


JonBurdett robinson dd562 19451030 pm.jpg
JonBurdett robinson dd562 19451030.jpg


Post office reestablished 20 September 1951 - Disestablished 18 March 1959


Locy Type 2


GregCiesielski Robinson DD562 19511009 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Robinson DD562 19511009 1 Front.jpg



Locy Type 2


GregCiesielski Robinson DD562 19600302 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Robinson DD562 19600302 1 Front.jpg

Welcome to Norfolk, HMCS NOOTKA, cachet by Tazewell G. Nicholson

Post office reestablished 1962 - Disestablished 1964


Locy Type 2


GregCiesielski Robinson DD562 19620904 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Robinson DD562 19620904 1 Front.jpg



Other Information

USS ROBINSON received eight battle stars for her World War II service

NAMESAKE - Isaiah Robinson
Robinson was a member of the Philadelphia Ship Masters' Association and served as Lieutenant in HORNET with Joshua Barney. He later commanded the 10-gun ContinentalSloop-of-War SACHEM, fitted out by the Marine Committee shortly after Admiral Hopkins' Fleet sailed for New Providence in 1776, and captured a six-gun British LETTER OF MARQUE off the Virginia Capes. Appointed Captain in the Continental Navy on October 10 1776, he assumed command of the 14-gun Brig ANDREW DORIA. One of the more important smaller vessels of the Continental Navy, the brig sailed under orders of the Secret Committee, dated October 17 1776, for the Dutch island of St. Eustatius to take on a cargo of military stores. Upon the return voyage in late November, he captured the British 12-gun Sloop-of-War RACEHORSE after a 2-hour engagement near Puerto Rico. The following year, Captain Robinson cruised against enemy shipping off Cape May, but was finally blockaded in the Delaware River. During the defense of Philadelphia, and following the destruction of Fort Mifflin on November 15 1777, he was forced to burn ANDREW DORIA to prevent her from falling into enemy hands. He commanded the 12-gun Pennsylvania Privateer POMONA in 1779 and succeeded in taking several British privateers. The date of his death is unknown, but his will, dated August 12 1777, was probated in the city of Philadelphia on September 25 1781

Two ships of the US Navy have been named in his honor; USS Robinson DD-88 and USS Robinson DD-562.

The ships sponsor was Mrs. Howard M. Sayers



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