USS Boise (SSN-764)
USS Boise underway
|Namesake||The City of Boise, Idaho|
|Awarded||6 February 1987|
|Builder||Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company|
|Laid down||25 August 1988|
|Launched||23 March 1991|
|Commissioned||7 November 1992|
|In service||in dry dock for repairs|
|Motto||A One Ship Fleet|
|Status||in active service|
|Class and type||Los Angeles-class submarine|
|Length||110.3 m (361 ft 11 in)|
|Beam||10 m (32 ft 10 in)|
|Draft||9.4 m (30 ft 10 in)|
|Complement||13 officers, 121 Enlisted|
|Sensors and |
|BQQ-5 passive sonar, BQS-15 detecting and ranging sonar, WLR-8 fire control radar receiver, WLR-9 acoustic receiver for detection of active search sonar and acoustic homing torpedoes, BRD-7 radio direction finder|
|Armament||4 × 21-inch (533 mm) bow tubes, 10 Mk48 ADCAP torpedo reloads, Tomahawk land attack missile block 3 SLCM range 1,700 nautical miles (3,100 km), Harpoon anti–surface ship missile range 70 nautical miles (130 km), mine laying Mk67 mobile Mk60 captor mines|
USS Boise (SSN-764), a Los Angeles-class submarine, is the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for Boise, Idaho. The contract to build her was awarded to Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company in Newport News, Virginia on 6 February 1987 and her keel was laid down on 25 August 1988. She was launched on 23 March 1991, and commissioned on 7 November 1992.
During a Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) carried out in 1999, Boise was reported "sunk" by Dutch diesel-electric powered submarine HNLMS Walrus. In the same exercise Walrus reportedly also took down eight other allied vessels, including the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt and USS Mount Whitney, flagship of the United States Sixth Fleet.
In March 2003, Boise delivered some of the opening shots of Operation Iraqi Freedom when she launched a full load of Tomahawk missiles in support of the initial invasion. The ship and crew were later awarded the Navy Unit Commendation for their distinguished service in action.
In February 2017, Boise was no longer dive-certified as was awaiting scheduled maintenance at Norfolk. Due to congestion and delays in Navy shipyards, it was planned that Boise would receive maintenance at a private shipyard during Fiscal Year 2019. However, due to unforeseen delays she only entered drydock in early 2021. If she returns to service as scheduled in 2023, there would have been an eight-year pause between her patrol.
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