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USS Harold J. Ellison was a Gearing-class destroyer laid down on October 3, 1944 and launched on March 14, the following year. It was commissioned on June 23, 1945 with the hull number DD-864 and it served in the US Navy for 38 years before it was decommissioned on October 1, 1983. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 367 people on board and had the main missions in Norfolk, New York or Tonkin Gulf. It was struck from the Navy List on October 1, 1983 and it was transferred to Pakistan in the same day where it was renamed PNS Shah Jahan.