Daniel L. Braine

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Daniel Lawrence Braine
Daniel Lawrence Braine.jpg
Born (1829-05-18)May 18, 1829
New York City, New York
Died January 30, 1898(1898-01-30) (aged 68)
Brooklyn, New York
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch United States Navy
Years of service 1846 - 1891
Rank USN Rear Admiral rank insignia.jpg Rear Admiral
Commands held USS Monticello
USS Juniata
South Atlantic Squadron
Battles/wars Mexican-American War
Civil War

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.


The destroyer USS Braine (DD-630), (1943–1971) was named in his honor.

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