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USS Brush was an Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer laid down on July 30, 1943 and launched on December 28, the same year. It was commissioned on April 17, 1944 under Comdr. J. E. Edwards’ command with the hull number DD-745 and served in the US Navy for 25 years until it was decommissioned on October 27, 1969. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 336 people on board and had the main missions in Ulithi, Palau, Okinawa, Iwo Jima, San Diego, Formosa or Vietnam. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on the same year and sold to Taiwan in December 1969 where it was renamed Hsiang Yang. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Brush received 5 battle stars and 4 battle stars for Korea.