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USS Braine (DD 630) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Braine (DD 630). Please keep in mind that this list does only include records of people who submitted their information for publication on this website. If you also served aboard and you remember one of the people below you can click on the name to send an email to the respective sailor. Would you like to have such a crew list on your website?

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There are 23 crew members registered for the USS Braine (DD 630).

McGeehan, JohnSeaman 1st ClassApr 1951 – Nov 1954O DivisionDuring my time of Duty on the USS Braine I also went to Sonar School.
Carter, Samuel (Fred)FT-2Jun 13, 1956 – May 10, 1959Foxtrot
Richard, AmidonseamanJan 10, 1958 – Aug 15, 1961b div
Hansen, JimGM-3Nov 1958 – Sep 1962GI made 3 west -pac cruises. I participated in the Laos Conflict I have some movies of my time on board. I became a Electrical Contractor after my discharge.
Click, Patmachinist mate 1st classFeb 9, 1959 – Aug 24, 1967r div a gangserved on the four above destroyers in r division in the a gang i am still to the day running my own air cond company my time was enjoyable and very benfical over the years
Olive, JosephYN3Jan 20, 1961 – Oct 2, 1963DESDIV 212After my honorable discharge in 1963, I moved back to NJ & retired in Delaware. Spent 35 years in the industrial instrumentation field & retired age 55 from an electric generating powerhouse. Spent 50 years in ministry.
Huntley, JohnSNDec 27, 1961 – Jul 15, 1962FOXI want to verify we were off the coast of Vietnam 3 times from late February through end of May 1962. VA cannot find our ship’s record
Seiffert, FrankSFPFNNov 1964 – Apr 1966Repair Div.Came onboard out of Boot Camp on "kiddie Cruise". Ship was in Frisco Drydock for Fram-Work. Made trip to Yankee Station in '65, Vietnam. Worked in after Eng. RM. Went to East Coast in '66 to 68. LST 1156, T-Bone Parish.
Worel, LawrenceMM 3/UT 1Aug 2, 1965 – Jun 11, 1967M leaving USS Braine I went to RNMCB-2 Completed Navy career in 1975. Naval Air Rework Alameda became aircraft engine mechanic, work at MINSY as nuclear pipefitter ended as Naval Nuclear Foreman Reactor Plants
Lowery, Joseph profile iconSTG31966 – 1969ASIf you are not a member of the USS Braine Reunion Association please register at
Freeborn, JohnTM3Jun 1966 – 1969AS
Durant, CharlesMachinist Mate third classAug 12, 1966 – Sep 15, 1969Machine DivisionI still laugh when I think of the nickname I was given on the ship.
Lewis, R C profile iconSK2Sep 13, 1966 – Nov 1969S DivJust a sailor on a ship
Law, RobertET1Oct 1966 – May 1968OII worked on the SPA 8 radar repeater and the surface search radar. My experience on board ship was mixed but it helped me to grow. It inspired a work ethic that still adhere to.
Horniman, WilliamEN11967 – 1967A and R
Chappell, Paul (Chap)ST1Jan 21, 1967 – Aug 11, 1970AS
Nachazel, Richard (Joe)ET1Sep 30, 1967 – Mar 7, 19681st (ET Gang)The Braine was in the yards for a refit in Vallejo at the time so i didn't get much seatime on her.
Crist, ClintonBTMar 1968 – Sep 1968After fire roomI was transferred back to Treasure Island just as the ship was heading home from Vietnam.Sorry I missed the trip.
Bevan, MichaelE4Apr 1968 – 1969R division
Pridgen, Thomasrd 3Jun 1968 – Nov 1969OII was onboard for last Westpac through transfer to reserve fleet in seattle
Beasley, Cliff0rdE3Dec 1, 1968 –BMLooking for someone that was on the Braine in 1968. My name is Clifford Beasley.
Katzenstein, JohndcfaMay 24, 1969 – Sep 1, 1969repair
Peterson, RichardIC3Sep 1969 – Dec 1969E DivisionTemporary duty between IC “A” School (Great Lakes NTC) and Nuclear Power School (Mare Island/Vallejo, CA). Never saw the sun in Portland, OR.

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