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Brush (DD-745) was launched 28 December 1943 by Bethlehem Steel Co., Staten Island, N. Y.; sponsored by Miss Virginia Perkins, great-granddaughter of Charles Brush; and commissioned 17 April 1944. 


Brush received five battle stars for World War II service, four battle stars for her Korean operations and seven battle stars for Vietnam service.  Brush decommissioned at San Francisco on 27 October 1969 and transferred to the
Republic of Taiwan on 9 December 1969. The destroyer then served in the Taiwanese Navy as Hsiang Yang (D 986, then D 901) until scrapped in 1993.

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