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Daniel Boone (SSBN-629)
Sea Trials - Pre Commissioning


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Lafayette Class Ballistic Missile Submarine: Laid down, 6 February 1962, at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, CA.; Launched, 22 June 1963; Commissioned, USS Daniel Boone (SSBN-629), 23 April 1964; Decommissioned and struck from the Naval Register, 18 February 1994; Disposed of through the Nuclear Powered Ship and Submarine Recycling Program, 4 November 1994 at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, WA.
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

The USS Daniel Boone (SSBN-629) received the following awards and citations during her career: Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon (from 12/64 through 02/68) Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation (from 01/91 through 12/92) Navy "E" Ribbon (SubRon 16 Battle E Award winner, 1992) National Defense Service Medal (two awards for 1964-1974, 1990-1994).


Specifications: Displacement, Surfaced: 7,250 t., Submerged: 8,250 t.; Length 425' ; Beam 33'; Draft 32'; Speed, Surfaced/Submerged 20+ kts; Complement 120; Test depth 1,300'; Armament, 16 missile tubes, four 21" torpedo tubes; Propulsion, S5W Pressurized Water Nuclear Reactor, two geared turbines at 15,000 shp, one propeller.
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Daniel Boone114kA series of photos showing colored water slugs being fired from a missile tube aboard the Daniel Boone (SSBN-629) at Mare Island in February 1964.U.S. Navy Photo # 61778-4-64, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Daniel Boone97kA series of photos showing colored water slugs being fired from a missile tube aboard the Daniel Boone (SSBN-629) at Mare Island in February 1964.U.S. Navy Photo # 61779-4-64, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Daniel Boone95kA series of photos showing colored water slugs being fired from a missile tube aboard the Daniel Boone (SSBN-629) at Mare Island in February 1964.U.S. Navy Photo # 61860-4-64, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Daniel Boone95kBow view of the Daniel Boone (SSBN-629) on builders trials in February 1964. Photo commemorates her commissioning on 23 April 1964, at Mare Island.U.S. Navy Photo # 62578, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Daniel Boone178kBroadside view of Daniel Boone (SSBN-629) on builders trials in February 1964. Someone in the photo lab added the larger than scale hull number.U.S. Navy Photo # 62581, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Daniel Boone249kThe Daniel Boone (SSBN-629) departs Mare Island Naval Shipyard on 16 February 1964 on the first phase of her sea trials. Photo was taken from Vallejo side of the Mare Island channel and shows the ammunition depot in the background.
USN photo # 63206-6-64, contributed by Darryl L. Baker.
Daniel Boone1.60kDaniel Boone (SSBN-629) returning from sea trials in mid February 1964. Ships in the background are decommissioned and include the Sirius (AF-60) and several light cruisers.USN photo contributed by Darryl L. Baker.
Photo added 05/01/12.
Daniel Boone107kA plaque identifying a replica of Daniel Boone's Famous Kentucky flintlock rifle presented to the ship by the Kentucky Historical Society. See next photo. U.S. Navy Photo # 63116-4-64, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Daniel Boone128kCDR Alan B. Crabtree (PCO Gold Crew) left and CDR George P. Steele (PCO Blue Crew) hold the replica of Daniel Boone's famous Kentucky flintlock rife prior to the commissioning of the Daniel Boone (SSBN-629) at Mare Island on 23 April 1964. U.S. Navy Photo # 63119-4-64, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Steele 161k VADM. George Peabody Steele was the commanding officer of the Daniel Boone (SSBN-629) from 23 April 1964 to 14 July 1966. Photograph from the Seadragon (SSN-584) website & submitted by Bill Gonyo.

There is no DANFS History currently available for Daniel Boone (SSBN-629) at the Haze Gray & Underway Web Site, the main archive for the DANFS Online Project.
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation
Fleet Reserve Association

Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Daniel Boone (SSBN-629) Web Site
FAS - SSBN-616 Lafayette Class FBM Submarines


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