USS BRUSH Warship

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.

1943 Virginia Brush Perkins, great grand daughter of Charles Brush Perkins, christening USS Brush
1943 Virginia Brush Perkins, great grand daughter of Charles Brush Perkins, christening USS Brush

1943 Virginia Brush Perkins, great grand daughter of Charles Brush Perkins, christening USS Brush

USS BRUSH DD745 crew photo - hong_kong_harbor1954
USS BRUSH DD745 crew photo - hong_kong_harbor1954

USS BRUSH DD745
USS BRUSH DD745

1943 Virginia Brush Perkins, great grand daughter of Charles Brush Perkins, christening USS Brush
1943 Virginia Brush Perkins, great grand daughter of Charles Brush Perkins, christening USS Brush

1943 Virginia Brush Perkins, great grand daughter of Charles Brush Perkins, christening USS Brush

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