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Daniel Boone (SSBN-629)
Commissioning


Radio Call Sign: November - Uniform - Bravo - Oscar

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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 Boone44kADM U.S. Grant Sharp, USN, CINCPACFLT, arrives at the commissioning ceremony of the Daniel Boone (SSBN-629), at Mare Island on 23 Apr 1964. Admiral Sharp was the principle speaker at the ceremony.
USN photo contributed by Darryl L. Baker.
Daniel Boone98kFront cover of the Commissioning program for the the Daniel Boone (SSBN-629), 23 April 1964. U.S. Navy Photo courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Daniel Boone290kPage 1 of the Commissioning program for the the Daniel Boone (SSBN-629), 23 April 1964. U.S. Navy Photo courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Daniel Boone207kPages 2 & 3 of the Commissioning program for the the Daniel Boone (SSBN-629), 23 April 1964. U.S. Navy Photo courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Daniel Boone181kPages 4 & 5 of the Commissioning program for the the Daniel Boone (SSBN-629), 23 April 1964. U.S. Navy Photo courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Daniel Boone142kPages 6 & 7 of the Commissioning program for the the Daniel Boone (SSBN-629), 23 April 1964. U.S. Navy Photo courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Daniel Boone196kPages 8 & 9 of the Commissioning program for the the Daniel Boone (SSBN-629), 23 April 1964. U.S. Navy Photo courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Daniel Boone250kPages 10 & 11 of the Commissioning program for the the Daniel Boone (SSBN-629), 23 April 1964. Blue & Gold crew roster listings. U.S. Navy Photo courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Daniel Boone142kPage 12 of the Commissioning program for the the Daniel Boone (SSBN-629), 23 April 1964. U.S. Navy Photo courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Daniel Boone81kBack cover of the Commissioning program for the the Daniel Boone (SSBN-629), 23 April 1964. U.S. Navy Photo courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Daniel Boone35kPhoto of the forward portion of the sail of Daniel Boone (SSBN-629) at Mare Island on 23 April 1964 during her commissioning. U.S. Navy Photo # 477248-041, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Daniel Boone98kThe crew of the Daniel Boone (SSBN-629) are at quarters during the commissioning ceremony at Mare Island on 23 Apr 1964.
The Southerland (DDR-743) is forward of Daniel Boone.
USN photo contributed by Darryl L. Baker.
Daniel Boone77kThe commissioning pennant is raised on the sail of the Daniel Boone (SSBN-629) on 23 Apr 1964 at Mare Island.
USN photo contributed by Darryl L. Baker.
Daniel Boone65kThe colors are raised for the first time during the commissioning ceremonies for Daniel Boone (SSBN-629) on 23 Apr 1964 at Mare Island.
USN photo contributed by Darryl L. Baker.
Daniel Boone1.20kCommanding officers of the Daniel Boone (SSBN-629) at the reception following the commissioning of the ship. Left to right: CDR Geroge P. Steele II (CO Blue Crew), Mrs. Steele, Mrs. Crabtree and CDR Alan B. Crabtree (CO Gold Crew). USN photo # 477428-4-64 TH05, contributed by Darryl L. Baker.
Photo added 05/01/12.
Daniel Boone55kActor Fess Parker who had the leading role as Daniel Boone in the television series "Daniel Boone" was present during the commissioning of the Daniel Boone (SSBN-629), on 23 Apr 1964 at Mare Island.
USN photo contributed by Darryl L. Baker.
Daniel Boone53kDaniel Boone's (SSBN-629) patch and first commanding officer of the Gold Crew, Commander Alan B. Crabtree, USN.
Photo contributed 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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