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USS BRAINE DD630
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USS BRAINE DD630




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This web site is dedicated to the World War II Crewmembers and families of the USS BRAINE DD630.
Built by Robert E. (Bob) Ross, RMCS, US Navy (RET) who served on the USS HUDSON DD475.

Thanks to everyone who contributed information and photos.


REUNION INFORMATION

The 2006 reunion for USS BRAINE DD630 - will be 10-14 June, 2007 in Buffalo, NY.
More info will be posted when received.
The Reunion contact is Click here:-Jim Rountree - dd630@yahoo.com


USS BRAINE DD630
HISTORY

Struck from the records on 10 August 1971 and sold to the Republic of Argentina. She was renamed ALMIRANTE DOMECQ GARCIA - D23. She served in the Malvinas Conflict (Falklands). She was decommissioned in October 1982. On 19 November 1986 she was used as target practice and was sunk by an Exocet missle. Her final resting place is 39 degrees 57 minutes South latitude, 57 degrees 57 minutes West longitude.

Paul Conway


These Three emails from David Killough gives interesting information concerning the Braine after being sold to Argentine Republic

#1
Subject: USS Braine Renamed
Date: Mon, 4 Mar 2002 22:49:07 -0600
From: "kilodt Killough"
To:
Please check the spelling of the new Spanish name for our ship given by the Argentine Republic. I believe it should be "Almirante," not "Admirante."
David T Killough CIH CSP CHMM MSIH
TEL: 800-550-1227
FAX: 800-955-4227
cel: 214-914-6788
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#2
Subject: USS Braine in Argentine Service in the Falklands Conflict
Date: Mon, 4 Mar 2002 23:04:17 -0600
Sadly I must report that our ship after recommissioning in the Argentine Republic Navy, was in hostile action against our British Allies during the Falklands Conflict.
David T Killough

(Note: David sent a list of the ships involved in the Falklands. A biggg file and I am not using.
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#3
Subject: Falklands Islands Conflict
Date: Mon, 4 Mar 2002 23:26:28 -0600
British historical records show that there was an Argentinian Republic destroyer in the opposing forces during the Falklands Islands Conflict named Almirante Domecq Garcia-D23. Can it be that our own ship USS Braine-DD630 saw hostile action against our British Allies! David
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I ask Paul to check his source and he advised me the correct spelling is ALMIRANTE. I corrected above.
Bob


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