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Ship Name and Designation History

This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.

    Fletcher Class Destroyer
    Keel Laid October 12 1942 - Launched March 7 1943

  1. USS BRAINE DD-630
  2. Commissioned May 11 1943 - Decommissioned July 26 1946
    Recommissioned April 6 1951 - Decommissioned August 17 1971

    Struck from Naval Register August 17 1971

  3. ARA ADMIRANTE DOMECQ GARCIA D-25 (Argentine Naval Service)
  4. Transferred to Argentina August 17 1971 and renamed

    Sunk as target October 7 1983 for Exocet Missile test


Naval Covers

This section lists active links to the pages displaying covers associated with the ship. There should be a separate set of pages for each name of the ship (for example, Bushnell AG-32 / Sumner AGS-5 are different names for the same ship so there should be one set of pages for Bushnell and one set for Sumner). Covers should be presented in chronological order (or as best as can be determined).

Since a ship may have many covers, they may be split among many pages so it doesn't take forever for the pages to load. Each page link should be accompanied by a date range for covers on that page.

  1. Covers Page 1     (1943-69)



This section lists examples of the postmarks used by the ship. There should be a separate set of postmarks for each name and/or commissioning period. Within each set, the postmarks should be listed in order of their classification type. If more than one postmark has the same classification, then they should be further sorted by date of earliest known usage.

A postmark should not be included unless accompanied by a close-up image and/or an image of a cover showing that postmark. Date ranges MUST be based ONLY ON COVERS IN THE MUSEUM and are expected to change as more covers are added.
>>> If you have a better example for any of the postmarks, please feel free to replace the existing example.


Postmark Type
Killer Bar Text

Date From
Date To
Thumbnail Link To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link To
Cover Image

Post Office Established May 11 1943 - Disestablished June 17 1946


Locy Type
2(n) Oct 27, 1945


1945 Navy Day "Victory Cancel"


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Post Office Reestablished May 13 1951 - Disestablished 1969


Locy Type
FDPS 2r May 28, 1951


First Day Postal Service


Locy Type
2(n+) (USS)




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Other Information

BRAINE earned nine battle stars for her World War II service

BRAINE took part in the 1964 movie IN HARM'S WAY

NAMESAKE - Daniel Lawrence Braine USN (May 18 1829 - January 30 1898)
Braine was appointed Midshipman in 1847. He served in MISSISSIPPI and JOHN ADAMS during the Mexican War. During the Civil War he commanded MONTICELLO and took part in an engagement with the rebel battery at Sewell's Point, in the first naval engagement of the war. He also took part in the attack and capture of Forts Hatteras and Clarke and engaged the enemy at Kimmekerk Woods above Cape Hatteras. Between 1873 and 1875 he commanded JUNIATA on its cruise to Greenland in search of the ill-fated Polaris Expedition. Rear Admiral Braine retired in May 1891 and died at Brooklyn January 30 1898



If you have images or information to add to this page, then either contact the Curator or edit this page yourself and add it. See Editing Ship Pages for detailed information on editing this page.


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