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USS Robison was a Charles F. Adams-class guided missile destroyer laid down on April 28, 1959 and launched on April 27, the following year. It was commissioned on December 9, 1961 under Comdr. D. V. Cox’ command with the hull number DDG-12 and served in the US Navy for 30 years until it was decommissioned on October 1, 1991. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 354 people on board and had the main missions in Clipperton Islands, Seal Beach, San Diego, Pearl Harbor, Guam, Midway Island, Yokosuka, Vietnam or the Philippines. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on November 20, 1992 and sold to Consolidated Metals for scrapping in 1994. For the services brought to the country during the Vietnam War, USS Robison received 7 battle stars.