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USS Jack C. Robinson was a Buckley-class destroyer escort launched on January 8, 1944. It was commissioned as a high-speed transport on February 2, 1945 under Lt. Comdr. W. W. Bowie’s command with the hull number APD-72 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on December 13, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 186 men on board and it had the main missions in Norfolk, Hawaii, San Diego, the Philippines, Ulithi Atoll, Okinawa or Japan. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on December 1, 1966. Later, USS Jack C. Robinson was sold to Chile where it was renamed Orella (APD-27).