Daniel L. Braine
|Daniel Lawrence Braine|
May 18, 1829|
New York City, New York
|Died||January 30, 1898
Brooklyn, New York
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1846 - 1891|
|Commands held||USS Monticello
South Atlantic Squadron
Daniel Lawrence Braine (18 May 1829 – 30 January 1898) was an admiral of the United States Navy in the 19th century.
Born in New York City on 18 May 1829, Braine was appointed Midshipman in 1846. He served on the Mississippi and the John Adams during the Mexican-American War. During the Civil War he commanded the 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 Fort Hatteras and Fort Clarke and engaged the enemy at Kimmekerk Woods above Cape Hatteras.
Between 1873 and 1875 he commanded the 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 on 30 January 1898.