Guided Missile Frigate

FFG 28  -  USS Boone



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FFG-28 USS Boone Oliver Hazard Perry class guided missile frigate

Type, Class:


Guided Missile Frigate; Oliver Hazard Perry - class (long hull)

planned and built as FFG 28



Todd Pacific Shipyard, Seattle, Washington, USA



Awarded: January 23, 1978

Laid down: March 27,1979

Launched: January 16, 1980

Commissioned: May 15, 1982

Decommissioned: February 23, 2012






Named after and in honor of Vice Admiral Joel Thompson Boone (1889 - 1974)

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FFG-28 USS Boone decommissioning ceremony Mayport Florida February 2012

decommissioning ceremony - Mayport, Florida - February 2012


USS Boone FFG-28 Panama City 2011

Panama City, Panama - August 2011


FFG-28 USS Boone Mk-75 76mm 62 caliber gun

Mk-75 76mm/62-caliber gun fire - Pacific Ocean - July 2011


USS Boone FFG-28 replenishment 2011

Pacific Ocean - June 2011


FFG-28 USS Boone off Chile 2011

Pacific Ocean, off Chile - June 2011


USS Boone FFG-28 Talcahuano Chile 2011

Talcahuano, Chile - Jule 2011


FFG-28 USS Boone SH-60B Seahawk HSL-40 Strait of Magellan 2011

SH-60B Seahawk (HSL-40) - Strait of Magellan - May 2011


USS Boone FFG-28 SH-60B Seahawk HSL-44 Atlantic Ocean 2011

SH-60B Seahawk (HSL-44) - Atlantic Ocean - May 2011


FFG-28 USS Boone Rio de Janeiro Brazil 2011

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - May 2011


USS Boone FFG-28 Salvador Brazil 2011

Salvador, Brazil - April 2011


FFG-28 USS Boone Mk-38 Mod.1 25mm gun Caribbean Sea 2011

Mk-38 Mod.1 25mm gun - Caribbean Sea - April 2011


USS Boone FFG-28 Fort Lauderdale Florida 2010

Fort Lauderdale, Florida - December 2010


FFG-28 USS Boone Mayport Florida 2010

Mayport, Florida - July 2010


FFG-28 USS Boone Oliver Hazard Perry class guided missile frigate Mayport

Mayport, Florida - January 2007


USS Boone FFG-28 CV-67 USS John F. Kennedy Mayport Florida

Mayport, Florida - January 2007


FFG-28 USS Boone New York City 2002

New York City - May 2002


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Joel Thompson Boone


Joel Thompson Boone, US Navy  Joel Thompson Boone, US Navy  Joel Thompson Boone, US Navy


Vice Admiral Joel Thompson Boone, US Navy  Joel Thompson Boone, Vice Admiral US Navy  Vice Admiral Joel Thompson Boone, US Navy



Namesake & History:

Vice Admiral Dr. Joel Thompson Boone (August 29, 1889 – April 2, 1974):


Joel Thompson Boone - born in St. Clair, Pennsylvania, on 29 August 1889 - graduated from the Mercersburg (Pa.) Academy in 1909, and attended Hehnemann Medical College, Philadelphia, Pa., graduating in 1913. Appointed a lieutenant (junior grade) in the Medical Corps' reserve component in April 1914, Boone underwent instruction at the Portsmouth (N.H.) Naval Hospital from July to September 1914 and, then, at the Naval Medical School in Washington, D.C., before transferring to the regular Navy in May 1915.

Next assigned to the Naval Training Station, Norfolk, Va., Boone served there until August 1915 and then was sent to Haiti for duty with the Marine Corps Expeditionary Forces. While in that troubled Caribbean country, Boone saw combat duty with the marines and, for his performance of duty under fire, received a personal commendation from Josephus Daniels, the Secretary of the Navy.

Recalled from Haiti in June 1916, Boone reported on board Wyoming (Battleship No. 32), the flagship of the Atlantic Fleet, that September and was serving in her when the United States entered World War I that spring. Detached from that battleship in the summer of 1917, Boone joined the 6th Marines at Quantico, Va., as they prepared for service "beyond the seas."

While serving with that regiment in the vicinity of Vierzey, France, on 19 July 1918, Boone proved that, although the men of the Medical Corps carried neither bayonets nor grenades, they endured the same privations and dangers as the marines whom they served. After concentrated machine gun fire had left heavy casualties among the leathernecks, Boone left the comparative shelter of a ravine and braved both enemy fire and a heavy mist of poison gas to apply dressings and render first aid to the wounded. Exhausting his supplies in the process, Boone then braved more explosive and gas shells to obtain additional dressings and supplies and returned with a motorcycle sidecar load. After exhausting his stock of first-aid supplies again, Boone performed a second resupply run under fire as well. For his actions on this day, Surgeon Boone received the Medal of Honor.

First serving as Battalion and Regimental Surgeon with the 6th Marines, Boone later served as Assistant Division Surgeon with the 2d Army Division, American Expeditionary Forces, participating in the 6th Marines' operations in battle south of Verdun, in the Aisne-Marne campaign, at St. Mihiel, Champagne, and in the Meuse-Argonne. After the armistice on 11 November 1918, Boone accompanied the Army of Occupation as it took control of the Rhine bridgeheads.

Following his return from Europe to the United States in February 1919, Boone served in Washington, first in the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery and then as the Director of the Bureau of Naval Affairs, American Red Cross, from March 1919 unti1 May 1922, after which time he reported for duty as medical officer on board the presidential yacht Mayflower. For the next seven years, Boone served as presidential physician, attending to Presidents Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge. Then, between March 1929 and April 1933, he served as Physician to the White House during the presidency of Herbert Hoover. During his assignment, Boone served in the temporary rank of captain with the enactment of a congressional statute that pertained to the legal establishment of that office.

Completing a general postgraduate course at the Naval Medical School, Washington, D.C., in May 1933, Capt. Boone joined the hospital ship Relief (AH-1) and served as Chief of Medicine in that ship until June 1935. Upon the completion of shore duty at the Naval Hospital, San Diego, in August 1936, he served as force medical officer for the Fleet Marine Force based at San Diego, Calif., into the spring of 1938. Subsequently, he again went to sea, this time as senior medical officer in the carrier Saratoga (CV-3).

Later assuming duties as executive officer, and still later, commanding officer, of the Naval Dispensary in Long Beach, Calif., Boone became force medical officer on the staff of the Commander, Base Force, in the flagship Argonne (AG-31), serving in that billet until August 1940. From December of that year until April 1943, Boone served as senior medical officer at the Naval Air Station, San Diego, before filling the billet of medical officer-in-charge of the Naval Hospital, Seattle, Wash.

Promoted to Commodore in April 1945, Boone joined the staff of Admira1 William F. Halsey, Commander, 3d Fleet. After the end of hostilities with Japan, Halsey selected Boone as one of the three officers assigned the task of liberating Allied prisoners of war in the former enemy homeland before the actual military occupation. He also represented the Naval Medical Corps at the surrender ceremonies that took place on board the battleship Missouri (BB-63) in Tokyo Bay on 2 September 1945.

After a brief spell of temporary duty in Washington, D.C., with the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Commodore Boone received the assignment of District Medical Officer, 11th Naval District (San Diego) and,in April 1946, became Inspector of Medical Department Activities, Pacific Coast, with additional duty as Medical Officer, Western Sea Frontier. From May 1946 to June 1947, he served as medical advisor to the Federal Coal Mines Administrator and as director of the medical survey of the coal industry. In early 1948, he became the executive secretary of the Secretary of Defense's Committee on Medical and Hospital Services of the Armed Forces. Simultaneously, Boone acted as secretary of the Committee on Federal Medical Services of the First Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch of the Government, generally known as the "Hoover Commission." Boone then served as Chief of the Joint Plans and Action Division, Office of Medical Services, Department of Defense. Ordered detached in March 1950 to serve as General Inspector of Medical Department Activities, Boone later received personal orders from Admiral Forrest P. Sherman, the Chief of Naval Operations, to undertake a special mission to Korea and Japan during the Korean War.

Unfortunately, physical disabiIity incapacitated him for the task and forced him to retire on 1 December 1950. Less than four months later, though, Boone was appointed Chief Medical Director of the Veteran's Administration, assuming that office on 1 March 1951.
Vice Admiral Boone died at the Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Md., on 2 April 1974.
He was buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.

In addition to the Medal of Honor, VAdm Boone received the Distinguished Service Cross, the Silver Star Medal with five Oak Leaf Clusters, the Bronze Star Medal with Combat “V,” the Purple Heart Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Haitian Campaign Medal, the Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal, the World War I Victory Medal with six battle stars, the Army of Occupation in Germany Medal, a Letter of Commendation, the Navy Commendation Medal, the American Defense Service Medal with Fleet Clasp, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with two bronze stars, the American Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory Medal, the Navy Occupation Campaign Medal, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, and the Korean Presidential Unit Citation Badge. He also received the French Officer of the Legion of Honor, the Croix de Guerre with two palms, the Order of the Fourragere (three awards), and the Gold Medal of Honor and the Italian War Cross with Diploma.
Congressional Medal  of Honor:
Rank and Organization: Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Navy.
Place and Date: Vicinity Vierzy, France, 19 July 1918. Entered Service At: St. Clair, Pa. Born: 2 August 1889, St. Clair, Pa.

For extraordinary heroism, conspicuous gallantry, and intrepidity while serving with the 6th Regiment, U.S. Marines, in actual conflict with the enemy. With absolute disregard for personal safety, ever conscious and mindful of the suffering fallen, Surg. Boone, leaving the shelter of a ravine, went forward onto the open field where there was no protection and despite the extreme enemy fire of all calibers, through a heavy mist of gas, applied dressings and first aid to wounded marines. This occurred southeast of Vierzy, near the cemetery, and on the road south from that town. When the dressings and supplies had been exhausted, he went through a heavy barrage of large-caliber shells, both high explosive and gas, to replenish these supplies, returning quickly with a sidecar load, and administered them in saving the lives of the wounded. A second trip, under the same conditions and for the same purpose, was made by Surgeon Boone later that day.
Distinguished Service Cross:
Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Navy
6th Regiment (Marines)(Attached), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 9 - 10 & 25, 1918


The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joel Thompson Boone, Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois-de-Belleau, France, June 9-10 and 25, 1918. On two successive days the regimental aid station in which he was working was struck by heavy shells and in each case demolished. Ten men were killed and a number of wounded were badly hurt by falling timbers and stone.

Under these harassing conditions this officer continued without cessation his treatment of the wounded, superintending their evacuation, and setting an inspiring example of heroism to the officers and men serving under him. On June 25, 1918, Surgeon Boone followed the attack by one battalion against enemy machine-gun positions in the Bois-de-Belleau, establishing advanced dressing stations under continuous shell fire.


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