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ARA Almirante Domecq Garcia (D23)

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Namesake  Daniel L. Braine
Commissioned  11 May 1943
Struck  17 August 1971
Construction started  12 October 1942
Builder  Bath Iron Works
Laid down  12 October 1942
Decommissioned  17 August 1971
Motto  Combat Ready
Launched  7 March 1943
ARA Almirante Domecq Garcia (D23)

The ARA Almirante Domecq Garcia (D23) was a Fletcher class destroyer which served with the Argentine Navy from 1971 to 1983.

The Garcia was acquired from the United States Navy, with which she had served as the USS Braine since her commissioning on 11 May 1943. She participated both in World War II and the Cold War for the United States.

The Argentine Navy took possession of ex-Braine on 17 August 1971, and renamed her ARA Almirante Domecq Garcia (D23), after Admiral Manuel Domecq Garcia. She was commissioned at Treasure Island, California, in a ceremony attended by Admiral Garcia’s daughter, Mrs. Eugenia Domecq Garcia de Forn. Commander Mario Eduaro Olmas assumed command and raised the flag of the Republic of Argentina.

After minor repairs, the ship left California in October 1971, reaching El Callao in November. She arrived at the Naval Base of Puerto Belgrano and joined the sea fleet on 21 November 1971.

On 30 November 1982 the ship's flag was lowered. She had sailed 123,000 miles (198,000 km) under the flag of the Republic of Argentina. She was sunk as a target on 7 October 1983 off Mar del Plata by the combined action of an Exocet MM-38 missile launched by the corvette ARA Drummond and a torpedo fired from the submarine ARA San Luis.


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