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Daniel Boone (SSBN-629)
Active Service - Decommissioning

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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 Boone79k Starboard side view of the Daniel Boone (SSBN-629) underway, taken 16 October 1970 off Puerto Rico. USN photo contributed by Darryl L. Baker.
Daniel Boone281kDaniel Boone (SSBN-629), at sea in May 1971.USN photo # 01965-5-71 S31, contributed by Darryl L. Baker.
Daniel Boone34kDaniel Boone (SSBN-629), May 1978 in Port Canaveral, FL for post overhaul shakedown and DASO.USN photo contributed by John S. Sandy (MM1/SS).
Daniel Boone80kA Poseidon C3 missile is launched from the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine Daniel Boone (SSBN-629) near Patrick Airforce Base, Florida on 15 May 1978. Defense Visual Information Center photo # DF-SC-86-09147 by PH1 Varney, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of
Daniel Boone2.01kNineteen page PDF Welcome Aboard program of the Daniel Boone (SSBN-629), 1990.USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen &
PDF added 04/24/12.
Daniel Boone259kStarboard bow view of the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine Daniel Boone (SSBN-629) underway off Port Canaveral (alternately near Patrick AFB), VA, 1 February 1991. Photo i.d. courtesy of Richard S. Bennett.
Defense Visual Information Center photo # DN-ST-91-05225 by PH1 Varney, contributed by Bill Gonyo, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of
Daniel Boone77kA balistic missle is loaded aboard the Daniel Boone (SSBN-629), possibly circa 1991. USN photo courtesy of Robert Hall.
Daniel Boone265kDaniel Boone (SSBN-629), underway, date and place unknown.USN photo courtesy of Keith Weitemeyer.
Daniel Boone50kPort side view of the crew of the Daniel Boone (SSBN-629) dressed in whites, ready to go dockside in this undated photo. USN photo courtesy of pelicanharborsubvets.
Daniel Boone2.56kThirtreen page PDF Inactivation program of the Daniel Boone (SSBN-629), 10 July 1993.USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen &
PDF added 04/24/12.
Daniel Boone1.01kSeven page PDF Decommissioning program of the Daniel Boone (SSBN-629), 18 February 1994.USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen &
PDF added 04/24/12.
Reactor Compartments83kTrench 94, Hanford Site, Washington, 1994. Hull sections containing defueled reactor compartments of decommissioned nuclear-powered submarines are put in disposal trenches. Once full, the trench will be filled with dirt and buried. The compartments are expected to retain their integrity for more than 600 years. USN photo & partial text courtesy of & submitted by Jack Treutle.
Spent Fuel569kSealed reactor compartments are shipped by barge out of Puget Sound Naval Base down the coast and along the Columbia River to the port of Benton. There the radioactively-contaminated hull sections are transferred to special multiwheeled high-load trailers for transport to the Hanford Reservation in Washington State. Pictured below is the burial ground for spent fuel of the following 77 nuclear reactor submarines as of March 2003:
Patrick Henry (SSBN-599),
Snook (SSN-592),
George Washington (SSBN-598),
Scamp (SSN-588),
Robert E. Lee (SSBN-601),
Thomas Jefferson (SSBN-618),
Theodore Roosevelt (SSBN-600),
Dace (SSN-607),
John Adams (SSBN-620),
Abraham Lincoln (SSBN-602),
Barb (SSN-596),
Ethan Allen (SSBN-608),
Thomas A. Edison (SSBN-610),
Pollack (SSN-603),
Glenard P. Lipscomb (SSN-685),
James Monroe (SSBN-622),
Skipjack (SS-585),
Nathan Hale (SSBN-623),
Plunger (SSN-595),
Shark (SSN-591),
Lafayette (SSBN-616),
Sam Houston (SSBN-609),
Jack (SSN-605),
Haddo (SSN-604),
Tinosa (SSN-606),
Guardfish (SSN-612),
Permit (SSN-594),
Queenfish (SSN-651),
Ulysses S. Grant (SSBN-631),
John Marshall (SSBN-611),
George C. Marshall (SSBN-654),
Flasher (SSN-613),
Guitarro (SSN-665),
Alexander Hamilton (SSBN-617),
George Washington Carver (SSBN-656),
Tecumseh (SSBN-628),
Halibut (SSGN-587),
Will Rogers (SSBN-659),
Henry L. Stimson (SSBN-655),
Daniel Boone (SSBN-629),
Greenling (SSN-614),
John C. Calhoun (SSBN-630),
Casimir Pulaski (SSBN-633),
Skate (SSN-578),
Sargo (SSN-583),
Francis Scott Key (SSBN-657),
Sturgeon (SSN-637),
Benjamin Franklin (SSBN-640),
Swordfish (SSN-579),
Seadragon (SSN-584),
Stonewall Jackson (SSBN-634),
Simon Bolivar (SSBN-641),
Hammerhead (SSN-663),
Mariano G. Vallejo (SSBN-658) ,
Tullibee (SSN-597),
Lewis & Clark (SSBN-644),
Pargo (SSN-650),
Seahorse (SSN-669),
Gurnard (SSN-662),
Flying Fish (SSN-673),
Gato (SSN-615),
Puffer (SSN-652),
Seawolf (SSN-575),
Baton Rouge (SSN-689),
Bergall (SSN-667),
Whale (SSN-638),
Henry Clay (SSBN-625),
James Madison (SSBN-627),
Finback (SSN-670),
Spadefish (SSN-668),
Sunfish (SSN-649),
George Bancroft (SSBN-643),
Grayling (SSN-646),
Pintado (SSN-672),
Tunny (SSN-682),
Archerfish (SSN-678),
& Woodrow Wilson (SSBN-624).
USN photo & partial text courtesy of & submitted by Jack Treutle.

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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