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Keel Laying - Launching
Sea Trials - Pre Commissioning
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).
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|79k||Starboard side view of the Daniel Boone (SSBN-629) underway, taken 16 October 1970 off Puerto Rico.||USN photo contributed by Darryl L. Baker.|
|281k||Daniel Boone (SSBN-629), at sea in May 1971.||USN photo # 01965-5-71 S31, contributed by Darryl L. Baker.|
|34k||Daniel Boone (SSBN-629), May 1978 in Port Canaveral, FL for post overhaul shakedown and DASO.||USN photo contributed by John S. Sandy (MM1/SS).|
|80k||A 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 dodmedia.osd.mil.|
|2.01k||Nineteen page PDF Welcome Aboard program of the Daniel Boone (SSBN-629), 1990.||USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
PDF added 04/24/12.
|259k||Starboard 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 dodmedia.osd.mil.
|77k||A balistic missle is loaded aboard the Daniel Boone (SSBN-629), possibly circa 1991.||USN photo courtesy of Robert Hall.|
|265k||Daniel Boone (SSBN-629), underway, date and place unknown.||USN photo courtesy of Keith Weitemeyer.|
|50k||Port 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.|
|2.56k||Thirtreen page PDF Inactivation program of the Daniel Boone (SSBN-629), 10 July 1993.||USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
PDF added 04/24/12.
|1.01k||Seven page PDF Decommissioning program of the Daniel Boone (SSBN-629), 18 February 1994.||USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
PDF added 04/24/12.
|83k||Trench 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 home.flash.net/~tomj/tunny/chop/rx. & submitted by Jack Treutle.|
|569k||Sealed 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),
George Washington (SSBN-598),
Robert E. Lee (SSBN-601),
Thomas Jefferson (SSBN-618),
Theodore Roosevelt (SSBN-600),
John Adams (SSBN-620),
Abraham Lincoln (SSBN-602),
Ethan Allen (SSBN-608),
Thomas A. Edison (SSBN-610),
Glenard P. Lipscomb (SSN-685),
James Monroe (SSBN-622),
Nathan Hale (SSBN-623),
Sam Houston (SSBN-609),
Ulysses S. Grant (SSBN-631),
John Marshall (SSBN-611),
George C. Marshall (SSBN-654),
Alexander Hamilton (SSBN-617),
George Washington Carver (SSBN-656),
Will Rogers (SSBN-659),
Henry L. Stimson (SSBN-655),
Daniel Boone (SSBN-629),
John C. Calhoun (SSBN-630),
Casimir Pulaski (SSBN-633),
Francis Scott Key (SSBN-657),
Benjamin Franklin (SSBN-640),
Stonewall Jackson (SSBN-634),
Simon Bolivar (SSBN-641),
Mariano G. Vallejo (SSBN-658) ,
Lewis & Clark (SSBN-644),
Flying Fish (SSN-673),
Baton Rouge (SSN-689),
Henry Clay (SSBN-625),
James Madison (SSBN-627),
George Bancroft (SSBN-643),
& Woodrow Wilson (SSBN-624).
|USN photo & partial text courtesy of home.flash.net/~tomj/tunny/chop/rx. & submitted by Jack Treutle.|
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