USS BRACKETT DE 41
"In dry dock for repairs in the Marshall Islands sometimes in 1944. The repairs were on the starboard screw shaft which was a little out of line and caused the shaft to run hot. If I remember correctly, we hit a coral reef and that is what probably caused the out of alignment."
"This photo came to me from Bill Roberts, also a plank member. I was aboard the Brackett from the time it was commissioned until it was placed out of service in San Francisco in 1945".
Information and photos courtesy of James White, Sr. RdM1/c, Plankowner
Named for Lieutenant Bruce Godfrey Brackett,
b. 16 October 1915, Seattle, WA;
Unit of CortDiv 28, Pacific
the research of Anne McCarthy,
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