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USS Daniel Boone (SSBN 629)

- decommissioned -

USS DANIEL BOONE was the 12th LAFAYETTE - class nuclear powered fleet ballistic missile submarine. Decommissioned and stricken from the Navy list on February 18, 1994, the DANIEL BOONE subsequently entered the Navy's Nuclear Powered Ship and Submarine Recycling Program. Recycling was finished on November 4, 1994.

General Characteristics:Awarded: July 21, 1961
Keel laid: February 6, 1962
Launched: June 22, 1963
Commissioned: April 23, 1964
Decommissioned: February 18, 1994
Builder: Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, Calif.
Propulsion system: one S5W nuclear reactor
Propellers: one
Length: 425 feet (129.6 meters)
Beam: 33 feet (10 meters)
Draft: 31.5 feet (9.6 meters)
Displacement: Surfaced: approx. 7,250 tons
Submerged: approx. 8,250 tons
Speed: Surfaced: 16 - 20 knots
Submerged: 22 - 25 knots
Armament: 16 vertical tubes for Polaris or Poseidon missiles, four 21" torpedo tubes for Mk-48 torpedoes, Mk-14/16 torpedoes, Mk-37 torpedoes and Mk-45 nuclear torpedoes
Crew: 13 Officers and 130 Enlisted (two crews)


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Crew List:

This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS DANIEL BOONE. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.


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Accidents aboard USS DANIEL BOONE:

DateWhereEvents
May 28, 1970off Cape Henry, Va.While on sea trials the USS DANIEL BOONE collides with the Philippine merchant ship PRESIDENT QUEZON. The submarine incurs minor damage, but the PRESIDENT QUEZON receives extensive damage to her bow.
April 25, 1987James River at Newport News, Va.USS DANIEL BOONE runs aground during sea trials following a $115 million dollar overhaul. The grounding delays the ship's return to service.


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