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Boise (SSN-764)


Radio Call Sign: November - Alpha - Quebec - Golf

Los Angeles Class (Improved) Attack Submarine: Laid down, 28 August 1988, at Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., Newport News, VA.; Launched, 23 March 1991; Commissioned, USS Boise (SSN-764), 7 November 1992. Boise is assigned to the US Atlantic Fleet and is homeported at Norfolk, VA.

Specifications: Displacement, Surfaced: 6,000 t., Submerged: 6.927 t.; Length 360'; Beam 33'; Draft 29'; Speed, Surfaced 25 kts, Submerged 30+ kts; Depth limit 950'; Complement 129; Armament, four 21" torpedo tubes aft of bow, Harpoon and Tomahawk ASM/LAM missiles from 12 VLS tubes, MK-48 torpedoes; Combat Systems, AN/BPS-5 surface search radar, AN/BPS-15 A/16 navigation and fire control radar, TB-16D passive towed sonar arrays, TB-23 passive "thin line" towed array, AN/BQG-5D wide aperture flank array, AN/BQQ-5D/E low frequency spherical sonar array, AN/BQS-15 close range active sonar (for ice detection); MIDAS Mine and Ice Detection Avoidance System, SADS-TG active detection sonar, Type 2 attack periscope (port), Type 18 search periscope (starboard), AN/BSY-1 (primary computer); UYK-7; UYK-43; UYK-44, WLR-9 Acoustic Intercept Receiver, ESM; Propulsion System, S6G nuclear reactor one propeller at 35,000 shp. Improved Performance Machinery Program Phase I [on 688 Improved].
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Boise61k Christening ceremony of the Boise (SSN-764), 20 October 1990 at Newport News, VA. Photo by Chris Oxley, courtesy of General Dynamics Electric Boat.
Boise69k Christening ceremony of the Boise (SSN-764), 20 October 1990 at Newport News, VA. Photo by Chris Oxley, courtesy of General Dynamics Electric Boat.
Boise29kPostal cover issued on the occasion of the Christening ceremony of the Boise (SSN-764), 20 October 1990 at Newport News, VA. Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
Boise560kA port bow view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine Boise (SSN-764) underway during sea trials on 12 Jul 1992. USN photo # DN-SN-93-00662, by Mike Dillard of the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Co, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Boise578kA port side view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine Boise (SSN-764) underway at high speed off the Virginia Capes on 12 Jul 1992. The ship is on sea trials. USN photo # DN-ST-95-01640, by Mike Dillard of the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Co, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Boise201kA starboard beam view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine Boise (SSN-764) underway during sea trials on 12 Jul 1992. USN photo # DN-SN-93-00661, by Mike Dillard of the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Co, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Boise432kA port side view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine Boise (SSN-764) passing Fort Wool, at Newport News, VA. as the ship returns from sea after waiting for Hurricane Felix to clear the area on 19 August 1995. USN photo # DN-SC-95-02265, by Don S. Montgomery, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Boise41k The Los Angeles-class attack submarine Boise (SSN-764), leads the fast combat support ship Seattle (AOE-3) and the Guided Missile Cruiser Hue City (CG-66) as the ships of the John F.Kennedy CVN-67 Battle Group transit the Suez Canal, 4 March 2002.Courtesy of Steven A. Cardali.
Boise116k Crewmen on the sail of Boise (SSN-764) stand by to receive a package being lowered to them on a rescue hoist from an SH-60F Seahawk assigned to the "Nightdippers" of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Five (HS-5), 28 May 2002. HS-5 is attached to Carrier Air Wing Seven (CVW-7), embarked aboard John F Kennedy (CVN-67). U.S. Navy photo # N-6492H-506 by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Jim Hampshire, courtesy of CHINFO, Chief of Naval Information.
Providence176k Boise (SSN-764) gets under way; Newport News (SSN-750), San Juan (SSN-751), and Providence (SSN-719) remain moored outboard Emory S. Land (AS-39), Soudha Bay, Crete, 1 Apr 2003.
Photo Owned @ Copyrighted by James Gilly RM1(SS), USN (ret).
Boise248k Cmdr. James M. Kuzma (left), Commanding Officer of the fast attack submarine Boise (SSN-764) is greeted by his wife Karen and Acting Secretary of the Navy, Hansford T. Johnson at Naval Station Norfolk, Va. 15 April 2003 as he and his crew return from a rapid response wartime patrol in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. U.S. Navy photo # N-2903K-003 by Journalist 3rd Class B. L. Keller, courtesy of CHINFO, Chief of Naval Information.
Boise238kThree commanding officers of Norfolk-based submarines congratulate each other after being awarded Bronze Stars in a ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk. 3 December 2003. From left to right, Boise (SSN-764) former Commanding Officer Cmdr. Jim Kuzma, Newport News (SSN-750) Commanding Officer Cmdr. Fred Capria, and Montpelier (SSN-765) Commanding Officer Cmdr. Bill Frarke received the awards for their roles in Operation Iraqi Freedom (O.I.F.). These three submarines were part of a naval force that conducted the largest-ever submarine-launched Tomahawk land-attack cruise missile strike during O.I.F. Official U.S. Navy Photograph # N-2903K-001 by Journalist 2nd Class B.L. Keller, courtesy of news.navy.mil. Photo submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Boise426kMaster Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Joe Campa Jr., talks to the 1st class petty officers aboard the fast attack submarine Boise (SSN-764) about their concerns and promotion on 2 August 2006. MCPON Campa encouraged the Sailors to take every opportunity make themselves a better Sailor and a better person overall because the Navy is looking to promote those who are willing to go the extra mile. This is MCPON Joe Campa's first visit to a submarine as the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy. U.S. Navy photo # N-8655E-002 by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kelvin Edwards, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Norfolk122kThe Boise (SSN-764) is moored ahead of the Norfolk (SSN-714), with the sail of the Jacksonville (SSN-699) rising from the other side of the quay at Norfolk Naval Station, at pier 3, 17 October 2007.
Photograph courtesy of John Hummel.
Boise79k CO of Boise (SSN-764) receiving the Battle "E" plaque on behalf of his crew from the Commodore of SUBRON 8, CAPT Don Kelso, 4 January 2008. Photograph courtesy of bubbleheads.blogspot.com.
Boise223kLt. Cmdr Brad Terry, executive officer of the attack submarine Boise (SSN-764), embraces his children for the first time in six months after returning to Naval Station Norfolk following a six-month deployment on 23 December 2008. While deployed, Boise participated in five anti-submarine warfare exercises with several European Allies and performed two missions that supported Commander, U.S. Sixth Fleet objectives and national security interests of the United States. U.S. Navy photo # N-7705S-093 by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Todd A. Schaffer.
Boise290kRepublic of Korea Navy Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jung Ok-Keun and Lt. Cmdr Brad Terry, left, executive officer of the attack submarine Boise (SSN-764) cover their ears as Machinist's Mate 3rd class Michael Petersohn of Tacoma, Wash., demonstrates pressurizing a torpedo tube on 12 January 2009. Jung is visiting the Norfolk area for briefs and tours as an official guest of the Chief of Naval Operations. U.S. Navy photo # N-7705S-079 by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Todd A. Schaffer. Photo added 04/18/09.

There is no DANFS History currently available for Boise (SSN-764) at the Haze Gray & Underway Web Site, the main archive for the DANFS Online Project.
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Virtual Tour of USS Springfield (SSN 761) from PBS's Nova web site
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