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USS Charles E. Brannon was a John C. Butler-class destroyer escort laid down on January 13, 1944 and launched on April 23, the same year. It was commissioned on November 1, 1944 under Cmdr. E. W. Todd’s command as DE-446 and served in the US Navy for 12 years until it was decommissioned on June 18, 1960. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 215 people on board and had the main missions in San Diego, Panama, New York, Tarakan, Okinawa, Hong Kong or San Francisco. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on September 23, 1968 and sold for scrapping in 1969. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Charles E. Brannon received 1 battle star.