Allied Warships

USS Brush (DD 745)

Destroyer of the Allen M. Sumner class

NavyThe US Navy
ClassAllen M. Sumner 
PennantDD 745 
Built byBethlehem Steel Corp. (Staten Island, New York, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down30 Jul 1943 
Launched28 Dec 1943 
Commissioned17 Apr 1944 
End service27 Oct 1969 

Decommissioned and stricken 27 October 1969.
Transferred to Taiwan 9 December 1969 being renamed Hsiang Yang. Hsiang Yang was stricken in 1984.


Commands listed for USS Brush (DD 745)

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1T/Cdr. John Ellis Edwards, USN17 Apr 19446 May 1945
2T/Cdr. John Victor Smith, USN6 May 1945Sep 1946

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Notable events involving Brush include:

30 Aug 1944
USS Brush arrived at Pearl Harbor.

20 Sep 1944
USS Brush departed from Pearl Harbor bound for Eniwetok.

17 Dec 1944
USS Iowa (Capt. J.L. Holloway, Jr., USN), topped off two of the destroyers of the Task Group, USS Brush (Cdr. J.E. Edwards, USN) and USS Lewis Hancock (Cdr. W.M. Searles, USN), with fuel.

13 Jun 1945
USS Brush arrived at Leyte.

13 Jun 1945
USS Brush departed from Leyte to join the fleet again.

14 Sep 1945
USS Brush arrived at Tokyo Bay.

Media links

Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

U.S. Destroyers

Friedman, Norman

United States Destroyer Operations In World War II.

Roscoe, Theodore

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