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441' 7" x 57' x 26' 9"
8 x 20mm AA guns
1 x 3" gun
1 x 5" gun
After three years of restoration effort, on August 24, 1991, steamed under her own power for the first time in 45 years, and completed sea trials in Chesapeake Bay. On September 21, 1991, John W. Brown carried about 600 guests on her inaugural cruise.
In 1994, John W. Brown received Coast Guard Certification for ocean voyages. For the first time since 1946, in April she made her first offshore voyage to New York and in August, visited Halifax, Nova Scotia, then Boston, Massachusetts and Greenport, New York. In 2000 she visited the Great Lakes for dry docking and hull work in Toledo, Ohio.
As of September 2007, the bow 3 inch gun and several 20mm cannon were rigged with compressed gas firing simulators (oxygen and a fuel gas of some sort) for historical re-enactments of air defense. Today, John W. Brown still puts out to sea for "Living History Day Cruises".
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