The USS Robison (DDG-12), a Charles F. Adams-class guided-missile destroyer named for Rear Admiral Samuel S. Robison was 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’s 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 its main missions in Clipperton Islands, Seal Beach, San Diego, Pearl Harbor, Guam, Midway Island, Yokosuka, Vietnam, and 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, the USS Robison (DDG-12) received 7 battle stars. Veterans who have served the U.S. Navy aboard this ship and have developed an asbestos-related illness can recover their rightful compensation from VA claims as well as asbestos trust funds. We are here to help you learn about how veterans have been exposed to asbestos while serving on the USS Robison (DDG-12).