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SSN 764 - USS Boise


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Type, class: Attack Submarine, nuclear propulsion - SSN; Los Angeles class (Flight III / 688i - improved)

Builder: Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock, Newport News, Virginia, USA



Awarded: February 6, 1987

Laid down: August 25, 1988

Launched: March 23, 1991

Commissioned: November 7, 1992



Homeport: Norfolk, Virginia

Namesake: City of Boise, Idaho


Technical Data: see: INFO > Los Angeles class Attack Submarine - SSN



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Souda Bay, Crete, Greece - December 2014

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Norfolk, Virginia - November 2012

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Norfolk, Virginia - November 2012

Norfolk, Virginia - December 2010

Norfolk, Virginia - December 2010

Lt. Cmdr. Brad Terry, left, executive officer of the Los-Angeles class attack submarine USS Boise (SSN 764), presents a plaque with the boat's seal
to Republic of Korea Navy Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jung Ok-Keun after his tour of the boat. Jung is visiting the Norfolk area
for briefs and tours as an official guest of the Chief of Naval Operations - Norfolk, Virginia - January 2009

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Norfolk, Virginia - January 2009

Norfolk, Virginia - January 2009

Norfolk, Virginia - January 2009

Norfolk, Virginia - January 2009

Norfolk, Virginia - December 2008

Norfolk, Virginia - December 2008

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Norfolk, Virginia - June 2008

May 2002

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Suez Canal - March 2002


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trials - 1992





USS Boise (SSN 764):

The second Boise (SSN-764) was laid down on 25 August 1988 at Newport News, Va., by Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co.; launched on 23 March 1991; sponsored by Mrs. Louise M. McClure, wife of Senator James A. McClure of Idaho; and was commissioned on 7 November 1992 at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., Cmdr. David D. Mericle in command.

During a Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) carried out in 1999 Boise was reported "sunk" by Dutch diesel-electric powered submarine HNLMS Walrus . In the same exercise Walrus reportedly also took down 8 other allied vessels, including the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt and flagship of the United States Sixth Fleet USS Mount Whitney.

On 9 May 2000, Boise buried the remains of the late Capt. George L. Street III (Ret.), at sea. Street, commanding submarine Tirante (SS-420), attacked Japanese convoy MOSI-02 in the approaches to the Yellow Sea on 14 April 1945, taking his boat through mined and shoal-obstructed waters to sink transport Jusan Maru, escort vessel Nomi, and Coast Defense Vessel No. 31 west of Quelpart Island. He subsequently received the Medal of Honor for his feat of daring.

In 2002 Boise was assigned to the John F. Kennedy carrier battle group when the group took part in Operation Enduring Freedom.

Boise, Cmdr. James M. Kuzma in command, deployed for Operation Iraqi Freedom I, from 13 February - 15 April 2003. On 3 December 2003, Kuzma received the Bronze Star for his command of the boat during these battles.

“The Submarine Force brings stealth, endurance, agility, and firepower to the battlefield, and these three units are shining examples of those characteristics,” Vice Adm. Kirkland H. Donald, Commander Naval Submarine Forces explained. “The success of these submarines is the direct result of the superior leadership skills of the three commanding officers before you today," he continued. "These skills, coupled with the ability to make tough decisions that only commanding officers must make, are the reasons we are here today.”

Boise circumnavigated the globe during a 37,000-mile voyage, from 30 October 2006 - 30 May 2007. She deployed from Norfolk, slipped beneath the Arctic ice to the Pacific, passed northward through the Suez Canal, crossed the Mediterranean, and returned to Norfolk. The attack submarine visited Yokosuka, Japan; Guam; Singapore; Limassol, Cyprus; and Toulon, France.

“The original plan was to do a Western Pacific cruise and return through the Panama Canal, but we were reassigned to the Indian Ocean,” Cmdr. Rodney A. Mills, Boise’s commanding officer, explained. “The crew responded well to the change and I’m proud of them. They did a great job and we had a lot of fun doing it with no problems.”

source: US Naval History & Heritage Command





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