Robbins, Thomas Hinckley, Jr., RADM

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Last Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1960-1962, Potomac River Naval Command (PRNC), Potomac River
Service Years
1919 - 1962
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Rear Admiral Upper Half

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Home Town
Paris, France
Last Address
New London, Connecticut

Date of Passing
Dec 12, 1972
Location of Interment
U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery - Annapolis, Maryland
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 1 Site 191

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US Navy Retired 30

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Order of the Shellback US Navy Honorable Discharge Order of the Golden Dragon

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Thomas Hinckley Robbins, Jr. (11 May 1900 – 12 December 1972) was a rear admiral of the United States Navy. A naval aviator, his career included command of an aircraft carrier during World War II, service as a key advisor to the United States Secretary of the Navy, and a tour as President of the Naval War College.

Robbins' ancestors included William Bradford (1590-1657), the first governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and Thomas Hinckley (1618-1706), a governor of Plymouth Colony. His great-great-grandfather was Fisher Ames (1758-1808), a Massachusetts politician who served in the United States House of Representatives.

Robbins was born on 11 May 1900 in Paris, France, the son of Thomas Hinckley Robbins, Sr. (9 April 1877 – 14 November 1954), and the former Alice Ames (23 September 1873 – 23 October 1951). He entered the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, as a member of the Class of 1920, but his curriculum was accelerated due to the entry of the United States into World War I on 6 April 1917, and he graduated in 1919. Robbins retired from the Navy as a rear admiral in 1962.

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Commands held:
USS Sandpiper (AM-51)
USS Lexington (CV-16)
Carrier Division 17
Carrier Division 2
President of the Naval War College
President, Naval Discharge Review Board
Commandant, Potomac River Naval Command

World War II
Pacific War
Battle of Okinawa
Battle of Luzon
Japan campaign

Commendation Ribbon (1944)
Legion of Merit (two awards, 1945 and 1962, 1945 award with Combat "V")

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USS Utah (BB-31)
Florida Class Battleship: Displacement 21,825 Tons, Dimensions, 521' 6" (oa) x 88' 3" x 30' 1" (Max). Armament 10 x 12"/45 16 x 5"/51, 2 x 21" tt. Armor, 11" Belt, 12" Turrets, 3" Decks, 11 1/2" Conning Tower. Machinery, 28,000 SHP; Direct Drive Turbines, 4 screws. Speed, 20.75 Knots, Crew 1001. Operational and Building Data: Laid down by New York Shipbuilding, Camden NJ., March 15, 1909. Launched December 23, 1909. Commissioned August 31, 1911. Converted and reclassified Target Ship AG-16, April 1, 1932. Decommissioned (War Loss). Stricken November 13, 1944. Fate: Sunk by Japanese aircraft during attack on Pearl Harbor Hawaii, December 7, 1941. Her hulk still rests rolled over in her berth, serving as a memorial to this day. 6 Officers and 58 Men were lost with the ship and remain on duty.

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USS Utah (BB-31)

Wellings, Augustus Joseph, RADM, (1919-1954) OFF Lieutenant
Burlingame, Creed, RADM, (1927-1957) OFF Lieutenant Junior Grade
Anders, Arthur, CDR, (1927-1947) OFF 000X Ensign
Carpender, Arthur Schuyler, ADM, (1908-1946) OFF 000X Ensign
Bieri, Bernhard Henry, VADM, (1911-1951) Commander
Wellings, Joseph Harold, RADM, (1925-1963) Ensign

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