USS BOISE
SSN 764
  
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The Boise (SSN 764) is the 14th Los Angeles-Improved class attack submarine and the second ship of the U.S. 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 February 6, 1987, and her keel was laid down on August 25, 1988. She was christened on October 20, 1990, and launched on March 23, 1991. Mrs. Louis McClure, wife of Senator James A. McClure, served as sponsor of the ship. Cmdr. David D. Mericle is the prospective commanding officer.

November 7, 1992 USS Boise was commissioned durig a ceremony at Newport News, Virginia.

February 11, 1993 The Boise recently departed Port Everglades, Fla., after a port visit to Ft. Lauderdale.

March 6, Cmdr. John T. Lewis, III relieved Cmdr. David D. Mericle as CO of SSN 764. Commenced a Post Shakedown Availability (PSA) on March 8; Underway for sea trials from Aug. 27-29.

From October 18 through Nov. 11, the Boise was underway for acoustic trials, sonar system testing and weapons certification in the Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center (AUTEC) range; Port visit to Port Canaveral, Florida, from Nov. 11-16; Emergent repairs at Newport News shipyard from Dec. 7-17.

From April 15- May 9, 1994, the Los Angeles-Improved class attack submarine was underway for BSY-1 operational evaluation. Port call to Naval Station Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico, from April 19-20; Participated in a Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX), with the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) Battle Group, from May 23- June 27; Port calls to Roosevelt Roads from June 2-6 and 16-17th.

August 1, SSN 764 pulled into Port Everglades, Fla., for a five-day port visit. Underway for Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) from Sept. 8-23.

October 20, USS Boise departed Naval Station Norfolk for its maiden deployment. Transited Suez Canal on Nov. 9.

November 17, The Boise pulled into Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates, for a three-day port call. Returned to Mediterranean on Dec. 17 after supporting Operation Southern Watch and participating in exercise Vigilant Warrior.

December 23, USS Boise arrived in Gibraltar, British Crown Teritory, for a four-day port visit.

December 30, The fast-attack nuclear-powered submarine pulled into Naval Support Activity La Maddalena, Italy, for an 11-day port call to get tender support services.

February 3, 1995 USS Boise pulled into Souda Bay, Crete, Greece, for a three-day port call after supporting Operation Sharp Guard from Jan. 11- Feb. 2.

February 24, SSN 764 arrived in Haifa, Israel, for a six-day port visit after participating in exercise Dogfish from Feb. 6-23; Another upkeep in La Maddalena from March 7-20.

April 19, USS Boise returned to Norfolk after a six-month deployment in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet Areas of Responsibility (AoR).

From June 12-22, the Boise was underway for local operations. Port call Port Canaveral from July 7-10; Midshipmen training and local operations from July 10-28; Underway again from Aug. 15- Sept. 1.

September 14, USS Boise entered the dry-dock at Newport News shipyard for emergent repairs; Underway for routine training from Oct.16 through Nov. 14; Underway for sea trials from Dec. 15-16.

From January 13- Feb. 9, 1997, the Boise was underway for local operations. Underway for Tactical Readiness Evaluation (TRE) support from Feb. 13-17; Port call to Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga., from Feb. 18-20.

June 9, SSN 764 underway for sea trials after a three-month Selected Restricted Availability (SRA). Underway for AVR testing from June 16- July 16; Port call to Port Canaveral, Fla., from June 23-25; Underway for Operational Reactor Safeguards Examination (ORSE) work-ups from July 21-29; Underway for routine training from Sept. 29- Oct. 14; Underway for Pre-overseas Movement Workup from Oct. 27- Nov. 3; Underway for Pre-overseas Movement Certification from Nov. 17-21.

December 2, USS Boise departed Naval Station Norfolk for a scheduled northern Atlantic deployment.

January 5, 1998 The Los Angeles-Improved class attack submarine arrived in Coulport, Scotland, for a three-day port visit.

January 15, USS Boise pulled into Gibraltar, British overseas teritories, for a four-day port call. Port visit to Toulon, France, from Jan. 21-24.

January 28, The Boise arrived in La Maddalena, Italy, for a two-week upkeep. Participated in exercise Dogfish from Feb. 19-26; Departed Mediterranean on March 2.

April 30, SSN 764 arrived in Haakonsvern Naval Base for a four-day visit to Bergen, Norway.

June 1, USS Boise returned to homeport after a six-month deployment in the U.S. 6th Fleet AoR.

July 24, Cmdr. David L. Leach relieved Cmdr. Steven H. Ross as the 4th CO of the Boise.

September 11, USS Boise arrived in Port Everglades, Fla., for a port visit to Ft. Lauderdale.

From Nov. 12 through Dec. 18, SSN 764 was underway for a COMPTUEX as part of the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) BG; Underway for JTFEX from Feb. 9- March 1, 1999.

April 12, USS Boise departed Norfolk for a scheduled Mediterranean deployment.

April 23, The Los Angeles-Improved class attack submarine arrived in La Maddalena, Sardinia, for a six-day port visit to get tender support services from USS Emory S. Land (AS 39).

May 18, USS Boise arrived again in La Maddalena for a two-week upkeep after supporting Operation Noble Anvil in the Adriatic Sea, from May 2-14.

June 4, The Boise pulled into Palma de Mallorca, Spain, for a four-day port visit.

June 25, SSN 764 pulled into Aksaz Naval Base for a week-long port visit to Marmaris, Turkey, after supporting ONA from June 11-23; Upkeep at La Maddalena from July 7-14.

July 16, USS Boise pulled into Toulon Naval Base for a six-day visit to France. Upkeep at La Maddalena from July 23-25; Port call to Haifa, Israel, from July 30- Aug. 2; Brief visit to Souda Bay, Greece, on Sept. 8; Participated in Operation Torchlight from Sept. 9-14; Upkeep at La Maddalena from Sept. 16-22.

September 26, The Boise arrived in Lisbon, Portugal, for a four-day port visit.

October 12, USS Boise returned to Naval Station Norfolk after a six-month underway period.

January 19, 2000 The Los Angeles-Improved class attack submarine departed homeport for a three-day sea trials. Underway for TRE from Feb. 2-18; Port visit to Port Everglades, Fla., from Feb. 19-20; Underway again for sea trials from March 14-16; Underway in support of JTFEX 00-02 and ORSE from May 9-24; Underway for sub-on-sub exercises from May 31- June 8.

September 13, USS Boise entered the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Va., for a Drydocking Selected Restricted Availability (DSRA).

March 22, 2001 Cmdr. James M. Kuzma relieved Cmdr. David L. Leach as commanding officer of the Boise.

April 24, USS Boise departed Naval Station Norfolk for sea trials. Port visit to Port Everglades from April 30- May 2; Returned home on May 18 after Tactical Weapons Proficiency; Underway for ASW exercise with the Roosevelt Battle Group from June 1-7; Underway for ORSE and COMPTUEX from June 14- July 2; Underway for local operations from Aug. 28-31.

From Sept. 12 through Oct. 18, the Boise was underway for a Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX), with the USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) Battle Group. Port call to Roosevelt Roads from Sept. 30- Oct. 3; Ammo onload at NWS Yorktown, Va., from Nov. 26-28.

December 2, SSN 764 arrived at NSB New London for a nine-day pre-deployment training. Underway for JTFEX from Jan. 19-25, 2002.

January 28, USS Boise departed Norfolk for a scheduled deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, with the JFK BG.

February 5, The Los Angeles-Improved class attack submarine pulled into Naval Station Rota, Spain, for a three-day port call.

February 23, The Boise arrived in Naval Support Activity La Maddalena, Italy, for a four-day upkeep. Transited Suez Canal on March 5; Port call to Manama, Bahrain, from March 12-15.

April 4, USS Boise returned to Manama for a brief visit to conduct emergent maintenance after participating in exercises SHAREM and Arabian Shark. Another visit to Bahrain from June 2-8; Returned to Mediterranean on July 2.

July 4, The Boise pulled into Aksaz Naval Base, Turkey, for a two-day port call. Upkeep at La Spezia, Italy, from July 10-14.

July 28, USS Boise returned to homeport after a six-month deployment in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet AoR.

From Sept. 3-19, SSN 764 was underway for ammo offload and routine training. Underway for Tactical Readiness Evaluation (TRE) and VIP cruises from Nov. 3-22.

February 24, 2003 The Boise moored outboard the Emory S. Land, while at anchor off Souda Bay, Crete, for a three-day port call and to get tender support services. Moored outboard the AS 39 in Souda Bay again from March 8-10 and on April 1.

April 15, USS Boise returned to Naval Station Norfolk after rapid response, two-month, wartime patrol. In March she 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.

January 9, 2004 The Boise entered the dry-dock at Norfolk Naval Shipyard for a 12-month Depot Modernization Period (DMP). Departed dry-dock on Aug. 9.

October 28, 2005 Cmdr. Rodney A. Mills relieved Cmdr. Douglas W. Mikatarian as commanding officer of the USS Boise in a ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk's Pier 3.

May 30, 2007 USS Boise returned to Norfolk after a seven-month deployment. She deployed Oct. 30 and transited under the Arctic ice to the Pacific to begin what became an almost 37,000-mile voyage. The nuclear-powered fast attack submarine completed a wide range of joint requirements supporting national security in the U.S. Pacific and Central Command Areas of Responsibility before passing through the Suez Canal and returning home via the Mediterranean and Atlantic to complete a circumnavigation of the globe. The ship visited ports of Yokosuka, Japan; Apra Harbor, Guam; Singapore; Limassol, Cyprus; and Toulon, France.

June 19, 2008 USS Boise departed Naval Station Norfolk for a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 6th Fleet Area of Responsibility (AoR).

December 23, USS Boise returned home after a six-month underway period. She conducted exercises with Spain, France, Britain and Germany, and participated in maritime security operations off the west coast of Africa.

July 16, 2009 SSN 764 departed dry-dock after a five-month Selected Restricted Availability (SRA) at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY).

January 22, 2010 Cmdr. Brian L. Sittlow relieved Cmdr. Paul S. Snodgrass as CO of the Boise during a change-of-command ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk.

June 22, USS Boise departed Norfolk for a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet AoR.

July 5, The Boise moored at HMNB Portsmouth, England, for a week-long port visit.

December 4, SSN 764 arrived in Brest, France, for a routine port call.

December 22, USS Boise returned to homeport after a six-month deployment. The Los Angeles-Improved class attack submarine traveled approximately 23,000 n.m. and visited several ports including Faslane, Scotland; and Bergen, Norway.

May 31, 2011 The Boise departed Halifax, Nova Scotia, after a four-day port visit to commemorate the United States' Memorial Day.

May 2, 2012 USS Boise departed Norfolk for a scheduled six-month deployment in the U.S. 6th Fleet AoR.

August 18, The Boise arrived in HM Naval Base Clyde in Faslane, Scotland, for a routine port call.

November 8, SSN 764 returned to Naval Station Norfolk after traveling more than 37,000 nautical miles. Port calls to Bergen, Norway; and Lisbon, Portugal.

February 22, 2013 Cmdr. Scott S. Luers relieved Cmdr. Brian L. Sittlow as CO of the USS Boise during a change-of-command ceremony at Norfolk.

July 6, Sonar Technician Submarine Seaman Rolando Acosta was found dead after falling overboard around noon, while the submarine was pierside at Naval Station Norfolk.

July 16, 2014 USS Boise departed Naval Station Norfolk for a scheduled Middle East deployment.

September 2, The Boise moored at Berth 5, Khalifa Bin Salman Port (KBSP) in Hidd, Bahrain, for a four-day liberty visit to Manama.

December 23, The Los Angeles-Improved class attack submarine moored at West Fuel Berth K14, NATO Fuel Depot in Souda Bay, Crete, for a liberty port visit.

January 16, 2015 USS Boise returned to Norfolk after a six-month deployment. The sub traveled more than 37,000 nautical miles and also made port calls to Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates; Duqm, Oman; and Rota, Spain.

July 31, The Boise moored at Echo 1 Wharf on Naval Station Mayport, Fla., for a routine port call after underway for Prospective Commanding Officer (PCO) operations at the AUTEC range??; Moored at Berth 1, Pier 3 on Naval Station Norfolk on Aug. 6.

August 21, Cmdr. Christopher Osborn relieved Cmdr. Scott S. Luers as the 11th CO of SSN 764 during a change-of-command ceremony on board the sub at Pier 3.

October 1, USS Boise emergency sortied from Naval Station Norfolk to avoid the approaching Hurricane Joaquin.

October 16, The Boise moored at Warrior Wharf on Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Fla., after underway in the Jacksonville Op. Area; Moored at Alpha Wharf, Naval Station Mayport from Oct. 2?-30; Moored at Trident Wharf in Port Canaveral, Fla., from Nov. ?-6; Returned to Norfolk on Nov. 23; Underway again on Dec. ?.

January 6, 2016 USS Boise departed Port Canaveral after a brief port call; Returned to homeport on Jan. 11.

April 8, The Boise returned to Naval Station Norfolk after underway for routine operations; Underway again on April 2?; Moored at Delta 3 Wharf on Naval Station Mayport from April 28-30; Brief stop at Trident Wharf in Port Canaveral on May 9; Moored at Wharf D2 in Mayport from May 24-2?; Brief stop in Mayport for personnel transfer on May 27; Returned home on May 2?.

August 5, Capt. J. Carl Hartsfield relieved Capt. Paul S. Snodgrass as Commander, Submarine Squadron (SUBRON) 6 during a change-of-command ceremony on board the SSN 764 at Pier 3, Naval Station Norfolk.