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Frank A. Braisted, American naval officer. Awarded Legion of Merit, 1944.


Braisted, Frank A. was born on February 12, 1889 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Son of William C. and Lillian M. (Phipps) Braisted.


B.S.M.S., United States Naval Academy, 1909. Master of Science, Columbia, 1916. Senior course, Naval War College, 1930.


Commissioned ensign, United States Navy, 1911, and advanced through grades to rear admiral, 1942. Served as midshipman, United States Ship Connecticut and Delaware. Served aboard United States Ship New York and The United States of America.T., Dakotan.

In command United States Ship Beale, 1918 (special commendation). Commanded destroyers Breckeridge, Fairfax and Hurlbert. Navy Yard Development Board, 1924-1927.

United States Ship Tennessee, 1927-1929. Production superintendent Norfolk Navy Yard, 1930-1932. Command United States Ship Sacramento, 1932-1934.

Army Industrial College and Personnel War Plans, 1935-1937. Command United States Ship Trenton, 1937-1939. Director Naval Reserves, 9th Naval District, 1939-1940.

Commander Transports Service Force, Pacific Fleet, 1940-1942. Commander Operational Training Command, Pacific Fleet, 1943-1944. Commandant Naval Operating Bases, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and Bermuda, British West Indies California California, 1944-1946.

President Board of Inspection and Survey from 1946.


Married Margaret K. Buzard, October 19, 1916. Children: William R., Frank A., Junior.

William C. Braisted

Lillian M. (Phipps) Braisted

Margaret K. Buzard

William R. Braisted

Frank A. Braisted

Jr Braisted