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USS Brownson is a Gearing-class destroyer laid down on February 13, 1945 and launched on July 7, the same year. It was commissioned on November 17, 1945 under Comdr. William R. Cox’ command with the hull number DD-868 and it served in the US Navy for 31 years before it was decommissioned on September 30, 1976. During its activities, the ship had the main missions in New York, Bath, Newport, Bermuda or Suez Canal. It was struck from the Navy List on September 30, 1976 and sold for scrapping on June 10, 1977.