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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
USS BRAINE DD630
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.
These Three emails from David Killough gives interesting
information concerning the Braine after being sold to Argentine
Subject: USS Braine Renamed
Date: Mon, 4 Mar 2002 22:49:07 -0600
From: "kilodt Killough"
Please check the spelling of the new Spanish name for our ship given by the Argentine Republic. I believe it should be "Almirante," not
David T Killough CIH CSP CHMM MSIH
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
David T Killough
(Note: David sent a list of the ships involved in the Falklands. A biggg file and
I am not using.
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!
I ask Paul to check his source and he advised me the correct spelling is
ALMIRANTE. I corrected above.
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