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USS Breeman was a Cannon-class destroyer escort laid down on March 20, 1943 and launched on September 4, the same year. It was commissioned on December 12, 1943 under Lt. Comdr. Edward N. W. Hunter’s command with the hull number DE-104 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on April 26, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 216 men on board and had the main missions in Bermuda, Casablanca, Dakar, Azores, Maine, Bizerte, New London, Iceland or Florida. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy Register on December 22, 1948 and transferred to China where it was renamed Tai Chong (DE-24). For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Breeman received 1 battle star.