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|74k||Born in Lyons, N.Y., 8 July 1845, Willard Herbert Brownson graduated from the Academy in 1865. He commanded the protected cruiser Detroit at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, during the revolution of 1893-94 and Yankee during the Spanish-American War. From 1900 until 1902 he was Superintendent of the Naval Academy. He became Commander-in-Chief of the Asiatic Fleet 15 October 1906. After his retirement in July 1907 he continued on active duty as Chief of the Bureau of Navigation by order of President Theodore Roosevelt. Rear Admiral Brownson died at Washington, D.C., 16 March 1935. Photo 15589v, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.||Bill Gonyo|
|130k||Undated photo Copyright © Atlantic Fleet Sales, Norfolk, VA.||Ron Lambe|
|84k||Undated, location unknown.||Richard Miller BMCS USNR RET.|
|123k||Undated, location unknown.||Richard Miller BMCS USNR RET.|
|203k||1946 photo of the USS Brownson (DD-868) being refueled by the seaplane tender USS Pine Island (AV-12). The ships are enroute to Antarctica for Operation Highjump. US Navy and Marine Corps Museum/Naval Aviation Museum, Photo No. 1986.056.001.069||Mike Green|
|54k||Results of the collison off Bermuda between the Brownson and Charles H. Roan (DD-853) on 08 November 1950.||Ron Lambe|
|52k||As above.||Ron Lambe|
|52k||USS Brownson (DD-868) pulling into the Philadelphia Navy Yard on 06 December 1950. The ship is equipped with a temporary bow, fabricated at the U. S. Naval Base in Bermuda after Brownson's collision with Roan.|
From Philadelphia Evening Bulletin, George D. McDowell Collection.
|135k||At anchor with the stern moored to two buoys in Monaco harbor, 1952.||LTJG Donald H. (Don) Burger|
|77k||New York Harbor, May 1952.||Marc Piché|
|71k||Circa 1957-58, location unknown.||Tracy Shaw|
|95k||Newspaper clipping from 1958 showing the Gearing Class destroyers Glennon (DD-840) and Brownson (DD-868) locking through the Kiel Canal, having been on a port visit to Bremerhaven, 1958.||Gerhard L. Mueller-Debus|
|67k||Alongside the USS Lake Champlain (CVS-39), Sep/Oct 1958.||-|
|126k||Alongside the USS Allagash (AO-97) in 1962. Photo by Marvin Dockery, USN, from the USS Brownson Association Gallery.||Robert Hurst|
Three views of the Brownson in the Atlantic while returning from a Med deployment as seen from the USS Kankakee (AO-39), December 1964.
|63k||Off Newport, Rhode Island, October 1966||© Richard Leonhardt|
|78k||Cover of the Cruise Book for the around the world cruise of 1966-1967.||Ron Lambe|
|173k||Details of ports of call and operations during the world cruise of 1966-1967.||Ron Lambe|
|236k||Entering Genoa harbor, Italy, 27 May 1969.||Carlo Martinelli|
At Newport, Rhode Island, circa 1972. USS Compton (DD-705), USS Warrington (DD-843), USS Brownson (DD-868) and USS Grand Canyon (AD/AR-28).
Three views of the USS Brownson as she approaches the Soviet Sverdlov class cruiser Zhdanov. Photos by Shamil Gumarov.
May 15, 1974. Kithira Strait, the Mediterranean Sea. The USS Brownson passes by the Soviet Kashin class DDG Krasny Krim.
Decommissioning - September 30 1976
|33k||Ship's patch.||Mike Smolinski|
|100k-120k||Uniform Ship's name shoulder patch.||Al Grazevich|
|41k||Ship's Zippo circa 1952.||John A. Altfeltis|
CDR William Ruffin Cox Nov 17 1945 - Nov 2 1946 (Later RADM) CDR Harry Meeker Steward Gimber Jr. Nov 2 1946 - Jul 26 1947 CDR William Talmadge Powell Jr. Jul 26 1947 - Feb 28 1948 CDR John Norwood Ferguson Jr. Feb 28 1948 - 1949 CDR R. H. Wilson ? CDR Eugene Baker Henry Jr. 1950 - Jul 1951 CDR Conrad Hilmer Carlson Jul 1951 - Dec 1953 CDR Eli Devere Ring Dec 1953 - Sep 28 1955 CDR Norman Ewing Fryer Jr. Sep 28 1955 - May 15 1957 CDR Harry Z. Miller May 15 1957 - Jun 5 1958 CDR Robert J. Kendall Jun 5 1958 - ? 1959 CDR Benjamin Richard Fern ? 1959 - ? CDR Joseph Edward Snyder Jr. Jun 1961 - Jun 1963 (Later RADM) LCDR Edward Joseph Casey Jr. Jun 1963 - Feb 1964 CDR Vernon William Condon Feb 1964 - ? CDR Richard Louis Rodier 1966 - Aug 1967 CDR William Clyde Giovanetti Aug 1967 - Aug 9 1969 CDR Siska Aug 9 1969 - 1969 CDR Carl Emil Geise Jr. 1969 - 1971 CDR Al Hunt 1971 - ? CDR Arcenio Alves Jr. 1974 - Jun 27 1975 CDR Jack Lewis Roundtree Jun 27 1975 - Jul 1976 LCDR Robert John Jackson Jul 1976 - Sep 30 1976
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