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USS Brough was an Edsall-class destroyer escort laid down on January 22, 1943 and launched on April 10, the same year. It was commissioned on September 18, 1943 under Lt. Cmdr. Kenneth J. Hartley’s command as DE-148 and served in the US Navy for 17 years until it was decommissioned in June 1965. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 209 people on board and had the main missions in Texas, Green Cove Springs, Charleston, Gibraltar, Cannes, Naples, Aden, Athens, Perth or Barcelona. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on November 1, 1965 and sold for scrapping in 1967 to Buyer Boston Metals Company in Baltimore.