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USS Brownson is a Fletcher-class destroyer laid down on February 15, 1942 and launched on September 24, the same year. It was commissioned on February 3, 1943 under Lt. Comdr. J. B. Maher’s command with the hull number DD-518 and it served in the US Navy for 6 months before it was sunk by a Japanese aircraft on December 26, 1943. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 336 people on board and had the main missions in New York, Panama Canal, Alaska, Cape Gloucester, Pearl Harbor or California. For the service brought to the country during the World War II, USS Brownson received 1 battle star.